1. Family: Putranjivaceae Endl. ex Meisn.
    1. Genus: Drypetes Vahl
      1. Drypetes sclerophylla Mildbr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Kilwa District).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A tree up to 18 m. tall, with a straight bole and a dense crown.
    Twigs
    Twigs greyish.
    Buds
    Buds perulate; perulae suborbicular, ciliate.
    Shoots
    Young shoots and petioles sparingly golden patent-pubescent, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Petioles 1.5–3 mm. long; leaf-blade subrhombic-elliptic to elliptic-obovate, 2–5 cm. long, 1–2.5 cm. wide, subacute or obtuse at apex, cuneate at base, entire or remotely and indistinctly denticulate towards the apex, thinly coriaceous, lateral nerves 5 pairs, somewhat irregularly looped within the margin, tertiary nerves reticulate, those nearest the midrib not generally perpendicular to it and parallel, slightly prominent above and beneath, pubescent on the margins and at the apex when young, soon becoming quite glabrous, shiny, dark green, drying brownish.
    Stipules
    Stipules spathulate, 2 mm. long, pubescent in the upper half, glabrous below, soon falling.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary or in small fascicles. Female flowers not seen. Male flowers:pedicels 1.5 mm. long, sparingly pubescent; sepals 4, suborbicular, concave, 1.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, rounded at apex, minutely sericeous-pubescent without, glabrous within, ciliolate, yellow; stamens 4, 2 mm. long, anthers 0.5–0.7 mm. long; disc flat, subentire, 2 mm. diameter, notched opposite the stamens, smooth, glabrous.
    Male
    Male flowers:pedicels 1.5 mm. long, sparingly pubescent; sepals 4, suborbicular, concave, 1.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, rounded at apex, minutely sericeous-pubescent without, glabrous within, ciliolate, yellow; stamens 4, 2 mm. long, anthers 0.5–0.7 mm. long; disc flat, subentire, 2 mm. diameter, notched opposite the stamens, smooth, glabrous.
    Female
    Female flowers not seen.
    Fruits
    Fruits subglobose, shallowly bilobed, 8 mm. long, 9–10 mm. diameter, smooth, sparingly pubescent, yellowish green.
    Seeds
    Seeds ovoid, 6–7 mm. long, brownish streaked with white.
    Habitat
    Woodland and thicket, riverine to ridges; 200–750 m.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Drypetes sclerophylla Mildbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 515 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • 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).
    • Mildbr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 12: 515 (1935).

    Sources

    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