1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pancovia Willd.
      1. Pancovia turbinata Radlk.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to NW. Tanzania.

    [FWTA]

    Sapindaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    An erect shrub or small tree
    Flowers
    Flowers dull yellowish cream.
    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Habit
    Tree 4–15(–25 fide Troupin) m. tall or shrub in West Africa, sometimes said to be sprawling or with gnarled trunk; crown dense; bark brown or red-brown, thin, smooth, horizontally striated; young shoots ferruginous pubescent; slash (in Uganda) granular, pale brown or off-white, vaguely mottled with orange-brown.
    Leaves
    Leaves drying grey-green, with (1–)2(–3) pairs of leaflets or abnormally pseudo-trifoliolate; petiole dark brown, 1.5–10 cm. long, puberulous or glabrescent; rhachis 1–5 cm. long; petiolules ± thickened, 2–10 mm. long; leaflets equal or upper pair up to twice as large, oblanceolate-obovate, elliptic or lanceolate, 3.5–15(–20) cm. long, 1.7–6.3(–7.5) cm. wide, rounded to mostly shortly acuminate at the apex, the tip rounded or acute, cuneate at the base, ± coriaceous, glabrous; lateral nerves in 8–12 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences single or 2–3 closely placed, axillary or at nodes when leaves have fallen, 0.3–5 cm. long, densely dark ferruginous pubescent; flowers spaced, either single or in 3-flowered clusters; pedicels ± 1 mm. long, but buds subsessile; bracts ovate, 1.5 mm. long and wide.
    Male
    Male flowers:calyx-tube ± 1 mm. long, with triangular lobes 1.5–2 mm. long; petals 5, white, cream or greenish yellow, ± 2–2.5 mm. long, the claw ± 1 mm. long, scale half as long as the limb, entire or bifid with lobed ciliate appendage; disk circular or unilateral, reniform; stamens 7–8(–9); filaments 3.5 mm. long (but probably longer in adult flowers), pilose below.
    Flowers
    Female flowers:ovary deeply 3-lobed; stigma capitate; staminodes 8, very reduced. Male flowers:calyx-tube ± 1 mm. long, with triangular lobes 1.5–2 mm. long; petals 5, white, cream or greenish yellow, ± 2–2.5 mm. long, the claw ± 1 mm. long, scale half as long as the limb, entire or bifid with lobed ciliate appendage; disk circular or unilateral, reniform; stamens 7–8(–9); filaments 3.5 mm. long (but probably longer in adult flowers), pilose below.
    Female
    Female flowers:ovary deeply 3-lobed; stigma capitate; staminodes 8, very reduced.
    Fruits
    Fruits not seen (ellipsoid, 1 cm. long ex icon. Troupin).
    Figures
    Fig. 20.
    Habitat
    Evergreen rain-forest, including riverine; 1150–1500 m.
    Distribution
    T1 U2 U4
    [FWTA]

    Sapindaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree, 15–30 ft. high
    Wood
    Very hard wood
    Ecology
    In forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda

    Pancovia turbinata Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    unknown [869] K000426316 Unknown type material
    Staudt [596], Cameroon Pancovia pedicellaris K000093276
    Zenker [766], Cameroon Pancovia pedicellaris K000426313

    First published in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 8: 270 (1878)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Not accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438. [Cited as Pancovia pedicellaris.]
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers. [Cited as Pancovia pedicellaris.]

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 203, t. 206, 2-6 (excl. syn.).
    • Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 804 (excl. syn. Aphania golungesis Hiern)
    • in Sitzb. Math.-Phys. Akad. Münch. 8: 270 (1878)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 718 (1958).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 804 (1932) pro parte.
    • Radlk. in Sitz. Akad. Wiss. München 8: 270 (1878)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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