1. Family: Putranjivaceae Endl. ex Meisn.
    1. Genus: Drypetes Vahl
      1. Drypetes bipindensis (Pax) Hutch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

    Habit
    A much-branched polygamo-dioecious shrub or small tree up to 8 m., more rarely up to 15 m.
    Shoots
    Young shoots and petioles minutely adpressed fulvous-pubescent at first, soon glabrescent.
    Buds
    Buds perulate; perulae 2–3 mm. long, densely sericeous.
    Leaves
    Petioles 5–9 mm. long; leaf-blade oblong-lanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, 8–15 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, obtusely acuminate, more or less symmetrically cuneate, very shallowly denticulate to subentire and undulate, thinly coriaceous, shiny above, lateral nerves 6–7 pairs, commonly looped within the margin, tertiary nerves reticulate, all nerves fairly prominent beneath, ± glabrous above, very sparingly pubescent at first, later glabrescent beneath.
    Stipules
    Stipules lanceolate, 5(–10) mm. long, 3–5-nerved, puberulous at first, deciduous.
    Flowers
    Flowers fasciculate, axillary, often in the axils of fallen leaves. Male flowers:pedicels 2 mm. long, pubescent; sepals 4–5, orbicular or suborbicular, 3 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, sparingly to evenly adpressed-pubescent without and within, ciliolate, cream-coloured; stamens 8–12, in a single peripheral whorl, 2 mm. long, anthers 0.7 mm. long; disc lobulate around the margin, the lobes partially enveloping the filaments, ± smooth, pubescent. Polygamous flowers:pedicels and sepals as in the ♂ and ♀ flowers; stamens and disc as in the ♂ flowers; ovary as in the ♀ flowers. Female flowers:pedicels and sepals ± as in the ♂; disc 4–5 lobed, glabrous; ovary 2-locular, subglobose, 2 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, densely fulvous-pubescent; styles 2, 1 mm. long, persistent; stigmas flattened, obtriangular-transversely ovate, 3 mm. across, ± smooth.
    Male
    Male flowers:pedicels 2 mm. long, pubescent; sepals 4–5, orbicular or suborbicular, 3 mm. long, 3 mm. wide, sparingly to evenly adpressed-pubescent without and within, ciliolate, cream-coloured; stamens 8–12, in a single peripheral whorl, 2 mm. long, anthers 0.7 mm. long; disc lobulate around the margin, the lobes partially enveloping the filaments, ± smooth, pubescent.
    Female
    Female flowers:pedicels and sepals ± as in the ♂; disc 4–5 lobed, glabrous; ovary 2-locular, subglobose, 2 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, densely fulvous-pubescent; styles 2, 1 mm. long, persistent; stigmas flattened, obtriangular-transversely ovate, 3 mm. across, ± smooth.
    Hermaphrodite
    Polygamous flowers:pedicels and sepals as in the ♂ and ♀ flowers; stamens and disc as in the ♂ flowers; ovary as in the ♀ flowers.
    Fruits
    Fruit ellipsoid-ovoid, 1.5 cm. long, 1 cm. wide, smooth, sparingly pubescent.
    Seeds
    Ripe seeds not seen.
    Habitat
    Understorey of rain-forest, particularly in rocky gorges; 1220–1520 m.
    Distribution
    U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Gabon, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

    Drypetes bipindensis (Pax) Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11513], Cameroon K000023368
    Oct 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11612], Cameroon K000673494
    Oct 1, 2010 Cheek, M. [11959], Cameroon K000673497
    Oct 1, 2010 Darbyshire, I. [224], Cameroon K000673495
    Oct 1, 2010 Onana, J.-M. [2838], Cameroon K000673496
    Zenker, G.A. [1796], Cameroon K000406376 Unknown type material

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 6(1): 679 (1912)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 124 (1952), in adnot.
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147(15): 259 (1922).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 34 (1921).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 679 (1912).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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