Eriocoelum lawtonii Exell

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Eriocoelum lawtonii

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; May 2008.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Eriocoelum lawtonii

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; May 2008.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Eriocoelum lawtonii

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Jan 2008.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Eriocoelum lawtonii

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Sep 2009.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Eriocoelum lawtonii

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; May 2008.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Eriocoelum lawtonii

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Oct 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Eriocoelum kerstingii Gilg ex Engl. var. katangense Hauman
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Status: Native
Description:
Tree or shrub 8–18(–30) tall; bark grey-brown; foliage appearing dark; young stems, petioles, inflorescences etc. covered with dense ferruginous or golden brown hairs. Leaves with 2–3 pairs of opposite or subopposite leaflets, the lowest pair stipuliform, often soon deciduous but leaving scars; leaflet-blades oblong, oblong-elliptic, obovate or oblanceolate, 2–20 cm. long, 1.5–8.6 cm. wide, subacute, obtuse or rounded at the apex, cuneate and often unequal or ± rounded at the base, ± glabrous above, ± pilose or pubescent on the venation beneath or eventually glabrous. Panicles large, ± divided from the base, 8–12(–20) cm. long, 10–15 cm. wide, with primary branches up to 8 cm. long; pedicels 4 mm. long; all axes densely ferruginous pubescent. Flowers ± 4 mm. wide; sepals oblong, 1.5 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, pubescent on both faces; petals white, linear-lanceolate, 2.5 mm. long, scales very hairy, scarcely as wide as the limb; disk 1 mm. tall. Stamens 4 mm. long; staminodes 2 mm. long. Ovary globose, 2.5 mm. diameter, densely ferruginous pubescent; style 3 mm. long; rudimentary ovary reduced to few hairs. Fruit light brown, yellow or red, depressed globose, ± woody, 1.8–3 cm. diameter, at first hairy, eventually smooth and glabrous; valves 2–2.5 cm. wide, 2.5–3 mm. thick, woolly at base inside. Seeds 3, black, 1.25 cm. long, shiny with red arillode.(Description JSTOR)
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Habitat: Riverine forest
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 518 - 519. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriocoelum lawtonii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eriocoelum lawtonii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriocoelum lawtonii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eriocoelum lawtonii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriocoelum lawtonii
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriocoelum lawtonii
JSTOR Plant Science: Eriocoelum lawtonii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriocoelum lawtonii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriocoelum lawtonii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Eriocoelum lawtonii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200700, retrieved 21 October 2021

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