1. Family: Putranjivaceae Endl. ex Meisn.
    1. Genus: Drypetes Vahl
      1. Drypetes reticulata Pax

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A shrub or slender, sometimes ill-formed tree up to 15 m. tall.
    Bark
    Bark ± smooth, yellowish grey, flaking.
    Twigs
    Twigs pale greyish-brown or whitish.
    Shoots
    Young shoots and petioles very sparingly puberulous to subglabrous or quite glabrous.
    Leaves
    Petioles (2–)4–8 mm. long; leaf-blade obovate, broadly ovate, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, 4–10(–12) cm. long, 1.5–5(–8.5) cm. wide, acutely, subacutely or obtusely shortly acuminate, or else obtuse or rounded at apex, ± symmetrically cuneate or rounded at base, quite entire, coriaceous, shiny above, lateral nerves 4–6 pairs, somewhat irregularly looped within the margin, tertiary nerves strongly reticulate, those nearest the midrib not generally perpendicular to it and parallel, fairly prominent above and beneath, quite glabrous above and beneath, dark green, drying greyish or blackish-green.
    Stipules
    Stipules oblong-linear, 1–1.5 mm. long, sparingly yellowish-puberulous, very soon falling.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, the males glomerulate-fasciculate in clusters of up to 20 or more, the females usually solitary. Male flowers:very similar in all respects to those of D. gerrardii. Female flowers not seen.
    Male
    Male flowers:very similar in all respects to those of D. gerrardii.
    Female
    Female flowers not seen.
    Fruits
    Young fruits densely fulvous pubescent; styles 2, 1.5 mm. long, reflexed; stigmas obdeltoid, somewhat bifid at the apex; mature fruits subglobose, shallowly bilobed, 0.7–0.9 cm. long, 0.9–1.2 cm. diameter, smooth, sparingly pubescent, reddish brown; styles persistent.
    Seeds
    Ripe seeds not seen.
    Figures
    Fig. 15.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest and thicket, often riverine or in rocky places; sea-level to 500(–1800) m.
    Distribution
    K1 K7 T3 T6 T7 T8 Z
    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Habit
    A several-stemmed shrub or long-branched small tree up to 15 m high, very like D. gerrardii, but with the leaf blades quite entire, light green, drying greyish- or blackish-green, shiny on both surfaces, the tertiary nerves more strongly and irregularly reticulate, and with the stigmas obdeltoid, somewhat bifid at the apex, and soon falling.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Drypetes reticulata Pax appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 43: 219 (1909)

    Accepted by

    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
    • 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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 207 (1949).
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 147(15): 253 (1922).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 35 (1921).
    • Hutch. in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 682 (1912).
    • Pax in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 43: 219 (1909).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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