1. Family: Ochnaceae DC.
    1. Lophira Banks ex C.F.Gaertn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

    Ochnaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D.. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Trees; branches with very obvious leaf-scars
    Leaves
    Leaves tufted at tips of branches, simple, petiolate, entire; secondary veins numerous; stipules entire
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal panicles
    Calyx
    Calyx lobes 5, imbricate in bud, persistent
    Corolla
    Corolla contorted in bud; petals 5.
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous in 3–5 whorls; anthers dehiscing by 2 apical pores
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile, of 2 carpels, 1-locular with basal placentation, the ovules in 2 rows, erect, anatropous; style scarcely distinct from ovary; stigmas 2, divergent
    Fruits
    Achenes subwoody, surrounded by calyx with outer sepals accrescent and wing-like
    Seeds
    Seeds without endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Lophira Banks ex C.F.Gaertn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Suppl. Carp.: 52 (1805)

    Accepted by

    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 173, under Dipterocarpaceae.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in B.J.B.B. 40: 291–294 (1970)
    • in Gaertn. f., Fruct. 3: 52, t. 188, fig. 2 (1805)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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