Cassipourea fanshawei Torre & Gonçalves

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Tree 4·5 m. high; branches terete, smooth, puberulous when young, glabrous with age; bark dark grey. Leaf-lamina 4–8 x 1·5–3 cm., elliptic to rarely sub-obovate, discolorous, leathery; apex obtuse and slightly acuminate; margins sparsely and inconspicuously serrate from below the middle towards the apex; base subcuneate, cuneate or attenuate into the petiole; superior surface green, shining and glabrous (except on the midrib and near the margins which are sparsely pubescent), reticulation dense and ± conspicuous; inferior surface green-yellowish, mat, sparsely appressed-pubescent (more densely so on midrib), midrib prominent, reticulation close and moderately prominent; petiole 3–5 mm. long, pubescent; stipules up to 4 mm. long, ovate, obtuse or rounded at the apex and truncate at the base, appressed-pubescent abaxially and puberulous adaxially. Inflorescences mostly 2-flowered. Flowers 4-merous; pedicels 2 mm. long, hirsute-pubescent, articulate near the apex; bracteoles 1 mm. long, conchiform, rounded at the apex, truncate at the base, puberulous abaxially and glabrous adaxially (pubescent at the base). Calyx appressed-pubescent outside and glabrous inside; calyx-tube c. 1·5 mm. long; calyx-lobes 3 mm. long, ± ovate, acute at the apex. Petals 8 mm. long, spathulate, laciniate above, glabrous, inserted on the margin of the disk outside the stamens. Disk hypogynous, shallowly cupuliform and flat at the bottom, weakly developed. Stamens 16–18, inserted on the margin of the disk; filaments 3 mm. long; anthers 1 mm. long, oblong-ellipsoid. Ovary 1–1·5 mm. long, subovoid, 3-locular, densely hirsute, slightly semi-inferior; style up to 1·5 mm. long, thick, white, glabrous, persistent, with 3 stigmatic surfaces. Fruit unknown.
From FZ, Vol 4, Part 0, page 81, (1978) Author: A. R. Torre and A. E. Gonçalves
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Notes: Known only from the type collection.
Red data status: VU D2
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Habitat: Thickets
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Torre, A. & Gonçalves, M. L. (1978). Rhizophoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 95.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cassipourea fanshawei., retrieved 8 August 2022

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