1. Family: Putranjivaceae Endl. ex Meisn.
    1. Genus: Drypetes Vahl
      1. Drypetes pleioneura (Radcl.-Sm.) Christenh. & Byng

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 21 m. high, 90 cm. girth.
    Bole
    Bole straight.
    Bark
    Bark thin, slightly roughened, orange-buff.
    Wood
    Wood white.
    Twigs
    Twigs greyish brown, lenticellate.
    Shoots
    Young shoots and petioles glabrous.
    Leaves
    Petioles 1 cm. long; leaf-blade elliptic-oblong, 15–35 cm. long, 6–13 cm. wide, abruptly shortly obtusely acuminate, slightly asymmetrically rounded-cuneate, subentire, coriaceous, lateral nerves 10–12 pairs, ± looped just within the margin, tertiary nerves reticulate, slightly prominent above, more so beneath, glabrous and glossy above and beneath.
    Flowers
    Flowers fasciculate on the older twigs, well below the leaves. Female flowers:pedicels 1.2–1.5 cm. long, minutely puberulous; sepals 5, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, 1–1.5 cm. wide, evenly pubescent without, sparingly so within; disc shallowly 5-lobed, glabrous; ovary 1-locular, ovoid-ellipsoid, smooth, glabrous, minutely gland-dotted; stylar column 0.5 mm. long; stigma capitate, 1.5 mm. across. Male flowers:pedicels 5–7 mm. long, minutely puberulous; sepals oblong, ovate-oblong or ovate, 1.5–2 mm. long, 0.5–1.2 mm. wide, minutely puberulous without and within, ciliate; stamens 4(–5), 6 mm. long, anthers 1 mm. long; disc obscurely quadrangular, 2 mm. diameter, thick, minutely puberulous.
    Male
    Male flowers:pedicels 5–7 mm. long, minutely puberulous; sepals oblong, ovate-oblong or ovate, 1.5–2 mm. long, 0.5–1.2 mm. wide, minutely puberulous without and within, ciliate; stamens 4(–5), 6 mm. long, anthers 1 mm. long; disc obscurely quadrangular, 2 mm. diameter, thick, minutely puberulous.
    Female
    Female flowers:pedicels 1.2–1.5 cm. long, minutely puberulous; sepals 5, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, 1–1.5 cm. wide, evenly pubescent without, sparingly so within; disc shallowly 5-lobed, glabrous; ovary 1-locular, ovoid-ellipsoid, smooth, glabrous, minutely gland-dotted; stylar column 0.5 mm. long; stigma capitate, 1.5 mm. across.
    Fruits
    Young fruits ellipsoid-ovoid, 6 mm. long, 4–5 mm. diameter. Fruits ellipsoid, 1.3–1.7 cm. long, 1–1.2 cm. diameter, yellow, fleshy and soft when fresh, slightly roughened when dried.
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid, 1.4 cm. long, 0.9 cm. wide, somewhat rugulose, dark brown, shiny.
    Figures
    Fig. 16.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest, sometimes riverine; 950–1220 m.
    Distribution
    known only from Uzungwa Mts. T6 T7

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Drypetes pleioneura (Radcl.-Sm.) Christenh. & Byng appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2006 Luke, Q. [6650], Tanzania Sibangea pleioneura K000453254
    Sep 26, 1975 Ede [61], Tanzania Sibangea pleioneura K000406496 Unknown type material
    Thomas, D.W. [3651], Tanzania Sibangea pleioneura K000453253
    Lovett, J. [221], Tanzania Sibangea pleioneura K000453252
    Rodgers, W.A. [495], Tanzania Sibangea pleioneura K000453330

    First published in Global Fl. 4: 127 (2018)

    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