1. Family: Connaraceae R.Br.
    1. Ellipanthus Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya, Madagascar, Hainan to Tropical Asia.

    [FTEA]

    Connaraceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees, with unifoliolate, alternate leaves
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences racemose or paniculate, axillary
    Flowers
    Flowers with dimorphic androecium and gynoecium
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, ± valvate
    Corolla
    Petals 5, glabrous to pubescent
    Stamens
    Stamens 10; 5 episepalous fertile, longer than 5 epipetalous staminodes; all connate into a basal tube, tube hairy internally
    Carpels
    Carpel solitary, ovary and style villous, stigma capitate, ovules inserted on ventral suture
    Fruits
    Fruit an ovoid, obliquely pyriform or cymbiform follicle, acute at apex, narrowed into a basal stipe, densely hairy externally; dehiscence by ventral suture, seed retained but exposed within pericarp, the latter splitting from apex towards base, pericarp dry and tough at maturity
    Seeds
    Testa of seed dark and shining, aril ± basal, oblique, membranous; endosperm present, forming a thin layer around cotyledons, the latter fleshy, somewhat flattened, radicle apical.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Borneo, Cambodia, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Madagascar, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

    Ellipanthus Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 434 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • E.P. IV. 127: 181 (1938)
    • in G.P. 1: 434 (1862)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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