1. Family: Putranjivaceae Endl. ex Meisn.
    1. Genus: Drypetes Vahl
      1. Drypetes calvescens Pax & K.Hoffm.

        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 small tree up to 7.5 m.
    Shoots
    Young shoots and petioles minutely fulvous-puberulous at first, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Petioles 3–4(–7) mm. long; leaf-blade oblong-oblanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, 8–12(–16) cm. long, 3–4(–6) cm. wide, obtusely acuminate, slightly asymmetrically cuneate, very shallowly crenate-serrate to subentire, thinly coriaceous, lateral nerves 6–8 pairs, looped within the margin, tertiary nerves reticulate, only very slightly prominent above and beneath, sparingly pubescent on the midrib above and beneath at first, soon glabrescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules triangular, 0.7 mm. long, pubescent, soon falling.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, fasciculate. Male flowers several per cluster; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, pubescent; sepals 4, ovate-suborbicular, 2 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, sparingly pubescent without, glabrous within, cream-coloured; stamens 4, 3 mm. long, anthers 1 mm. long; disc small, ± 2 mm. diameter, lobulate and plicate around the margin, smooth, with a conical central projection, glabrous. Female flowers 2–4 per cluster; pedicels as in the ♂; sepals 4, suborbicular, 3 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. wide; disc larger than in the ♂ flowers, flat, entire, glabrous; ovary 2-locular, pubescent; styles 2, linear; stigmas broadened and somewhat bifid at the apex.
    Male
    Male flowers several per cluster; pedicels up to 5 mm. long, pubescent; sepals 4, ovate-suborbicular, 2 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, sparingly pubescent without, glabrous within, cream-coloured; stamens 4, 3 mm. long, anthers 1 mm. long; disc small, ± 2 mm. diameter, lobulate and plicate around the margin, smooth, with a conical central projection, glabrous.
    Female
    Female flowers 2–4 per cluster; pedicels as in the ♂; sepals 4, suborbicular, 3 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. wide; disc larger than in the ♂ flowers, flat, entire, glabrous; ovary 2-locular, pubescent; styles 2, linear; stigmas broadened and somewhat bifid at the apex.
    Seeds
    Mature fruit not known.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest; 1200 m.
    Distribution
    U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Gabon, Uganda, Zaïre

    Drypetes calvescens Pax & K.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10244], Cameroon K000026432
    Mildbraed, J. [7672], Cameroon K000406365 Unknown type material

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, XV: 276 (1922)

    Accepted by

    • 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
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147 (15): 276 (1922).

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0