1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Maerua Forssk.
      1. Maerua cafra (DC.) Pax

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Diagnostic
    Glabrous shrub or small tree up to 4 m. tall very like M. nervosa superficially but differs in the following ways: the leaflets are often acute or acuminate rather than rounded at the apices, the venation is not reticulate or prominent below; the receptacle is c. 4 mm. long and widens gradually to a diameter of 4 mm. at the mouth and lacks quadrate lobes; the sepals are narrowly ovate-acuminate and up to 2 x 1 cm.; the petals are absent; the androgynophore is not or barely exserted; the stamens are 35–40; the fruit reaches 4.5 x 2.7 cm.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Maerua cafra (DC.) Pax appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(6): 234 (1893)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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