1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Maerua Forssk.
      1. Maerua andradae Wild

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Small shrub or perennial herb up to 30 cm. tall, glabrous except for the sepal-margins; branches greenish, longitudinally striate.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple; lamina 5–10 x 1–2.5 cm., narrowly oblong-elliptic or elliptic, apex acuminate, base narrowly cuneate, nerves in 4–5 pairs, fairly prominent on both sides; petioles up to 5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, terminal or axillary, or flowers single in the axils of the upper leaves; pedicels up to 2.5 cm. long; bracts like the leaves but smaller.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle c. 4 mm. long and 2 mm. wide, cylindric, slightly wider at the mouth, longitudinally 10–1 2-ribbed.
    Calyx
    Sepals 0.8–1.0 x 0.4–0.5 cm., oblong-spathulate, apex obtuse, mucronulate, margin shortly and densely lanate.
    Corolla
    Petals white, c. 7 x 3 mm., narrowly obovate, apexacute, margin undulate.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore very slightly exceeding the receptacle.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 30; filaments c. 1.8 cm. long; anthers 1.75 x 0.75 mm., oblong.
    Pistil
    Ovary on a slightly sulcate gynophore 2–2.7 cm. long, ovoid; ovules 10–12 on 2 placentas; stigma subsessile, capitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1 cm. in diam., globose, with a persistent stigma, smooth.
    Seeds
    Seeds 5–8, c. 5 mm. in diam., irregularly ellipsoid, testa smooth.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Maerua andradae Wild appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 32: 41 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    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