1. Family: Dipterocarpaceae Blume
    1. Monotes A.DC.

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

    [FTEA]

    Dipterocarpaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Shrubs to medium-sized trees without buttresses
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly rounded or retuse at apex, only rarely acuminate, with, ± rounded extra-floral nectary at base of midrib above and sometimes additional ones in lower nerve-axils; midrib and lateral nerves ± impressed above, prominent beneath, the venation almost always very densely reticulate beneath; indumentum very varied; hairs simple, fasciculate or stellate, short or rather long, straight, curved or coiled, with small spherical glands sparse to dense on both surfaces, often making the blades viscid
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary small or compound panicles
    Perianth
    Sepals and petals densely silky-pilose or velvety outside, pilose at base inside
    Receptacle
    Receptacle slightly produced into a very short broad androgynophore
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous with short anthers, the connectives often produced into short triangular or ovate appendages at the apex
    Ovary
    Ovary ovoid, hairy, completely 3–5-locular, with 2 ovules in each locule
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, woody, surrounded by 5 subequal minutely hairy wings derived from the accrescent sepals.
    [FZ]

    Dipterocarpaceae, P. Duvigneaud. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Shurbs to medium-sized trees, without buttresses.
    Leaves
    Leaves very rarely acuminate, with a more or less rounded extra-floral nectary on the upper surface at the base of the midrib, and sometimes at the base of the lower lateral nerves; midrib and lateral nerves depressed above and prominent beneath; reticulation very dense, isodiametrical, scarcely to strongly prominent beneath, in the latter case turning the interreticular areoles into deep cavities; indumentum extremely variable; hairs simple, penicillate, or stellate, straight, curved, curled, or coiled, from very short to long, with punctiform spherical glands, sometimes making the lamina viscid, abundant or dispersed on the two surfaces of the leaf.
    Flowers
    Flowers small, in axillary clusters, with very hairy sepals and petals; receptacle produced into a very short broad androgynophore.
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous; anthers sohrt, very often produced at the apex into a triangular or ovate appendage.
    Ovary
    Ovary hairy, completely 3-locular with 2 ovules in each loculus.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, with a hard thick pericarp and with 1 cavity containing 1 seed, surrounded by the 5 subequal wings of the accrescent calyx; wings with minute penicillate hairs outside and inside.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Monotes A.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 16(2): 623 (1868)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Prod. 16, 2: 623 (1868).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in DC., Prodr. 16, 2: 623 (1868).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in F.Z. 1: 410 (1961)
    • Duvign. in Lejeunia 13: 39–65 (1951)
    • H. Bancr. in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 13: 326–389 (1939)
    • in DC., Prodr. 16 (2): 623 (1868)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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