Lepidotrichilia volkensii (Gürke) Leroy

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Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

Lepidotrichilia volkensii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Serena Mountain Lodge, Mount Kenya

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Synonyms: Trichilia buchananii C.DC.
Trichilia volkensii Gürke
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized evergreen tree up to 20 m tall with a fluted trunk and smooth, grey bark. Leaves imparipinnate, up to 23 cm long, densely stellate-pubescent; leaflets, opposite or alternate, 3–4-jugate, very variable, more or less elliptic, up to 15 cm long but usually much smaller, base markedly asymmetric, stellate puberulous and with minute red and black glands beneath; petiolules up to 1 cm long. Flowers in contracted branched axilllary inflorescences, creamy-white, becoming darker yellow with age, fragrant; peduncles up to 10 cm long; pedicels 1–2·5 mm long. Calyx cup-shaped, 2 mm long, with minute teeth, stellate-pubescent. Petals 4–5 mm long, densely puberulous outside. Fruit small, 2–3-locular, up to 1·5 cm long, encrusted with stellate scales.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: volkensii: after G. Volkens who collected on Mt Kilimanjaro 1892, 1893 and 1894.
Habitat: In montane forest.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Wednesday 11 September 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 208. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 22.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 78.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 121.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 182. as Trichilia volkensii

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 305 - 307.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 365.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lepidotrichilia volkensii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194940, retrieved 12 December 2019

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