Dasylepis racemosa Oliv.
  • J. Linn. Soc., Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Dasylepis racemosa Oliv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000924926. Accessed on: 27 Jan 2021'

Morphology

Tree, with spreading crown, to 45 ft. high

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    Flowers yellowish.

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    Racemes obliquely erect, laxly many-flowered, glabrous; rhachis stoutish, 5–11 cm. long, 1.5–2 mm. across, with the flowers generally down almost to the base; bracts broadly ovate, ciliolate, ± 1 mm. long, 2 mm. broad; pedicels rather slender, 6–10 mm. long at anthesis.

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    Sepals white, sometimes cream or pinkish, glabrous, outer ± 4 elliptic and 5–7 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. broad, inner ± 7 obovate and ± 5 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad their pubescent scale ± 2 mm. long.

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    Branchlets greyish-brownish, laxly set with lenticels.

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    Leaf-blades elliptic to oblanceolate or obovate, apex shortly obtusely acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, firmly chartaceous to subcoriaceous, ± remotely serrate, (10–)12–22 cm. long, (4–)6–9 cm. broad; nerves (4), 5 or 6 pairs, their looping not much obvious; reticulation rather dense, raised on both faces; petiole 7–15(–20) mm. long.

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    Tree up to 20 m. tall, glabrous; trunk up to 45 cm. across, often fluted; bark thin, orange-brown, rough, flaking in patches.

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    Seeds few, ±10 mm. long, 8 mm. broad.

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    Fruit subglobular, slightly apiculate, reddish, finally splitting in 3 valves, 2.5–3 cm. across; pericarp ± 5 mm. thick.

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    Ovary glabrous; style ± 2 mm. long, divided distally into 2, (3) or 4 very short stigmatic branches.

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    Stamens ± 30; filaments 3–4 mm’ long; anthers 2–3 m long.

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    Arbre' atteignant 20 m de haut; rameaux brun grisâtre, lenticellés, glabres.' Feuilles' à stipules caduques; pétiole de 0,7-2 cm de long, glabre; limbe elliptique à oblancéolé ou obovale, cunéé à arrondi à la base, acuminé au sommet, de 10-22 cm de long et 4-9 cm de large, serré, subcoriace, glabre sur les 2 faces; nervures secondaires ± 6 paires; nervation proéminente sur les 2 faces. Racèmes pluriflores, à rachis épais de 5-11 cm de long, glabre, florifère depuis la base; bractées largement ovales, de 1 mm de long et 2 mm de large, ciliolulées.' Fleurs' blanches, à pédicelle de 6-10 mm de long, glabre; tépales externes elliptiques, de 5-7 mm de long et 2-3,5 mm de large, glabres; tépales internes obovales, de 5 mm de long et 2-3 mm de large, glabres; écaille de 2 mm de long, pubescente; étamines à filet de 3-4 mm de long, glabre; anthères de 2-3 mm de long, glabres; ovaire glabre, à 3-4 placentas; style de 2 mm de long, divisé au sommet en 3-4 stigmates. Capsules subglobuleuses, de ± 3 cm de diam., glabres, à péricarpe de 5 mm d'épaisseur.'Graines ovoïdes, anguleuses, de 10 mm de long et 8 mm de large, glabres.

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    Habitat

    Forêts denses de montagne; entre 850 et 2000 m d'altitude.

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    Distribution

    Nigeria, Cameroun, Uganda.

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    Achariaceae
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    • D The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    World Flora Online consortium
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
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