1. Family: Picrodendraceae Small
    1. Aristogeitonia Prain

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

    Habit
    Dioecious or monoecious trees or shrubs
    Indumentum
    Indumentum simple
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, usually crowded at the apex of the shoots, uni-, bi- or trifoliolate, entire, long-petiolate, stipulate, the stipules arising from the petiole
    Male
    Male flowers: tepals 6, imbricate, biseriate; disc 0; stamens 11–15, filaments free, anthers ovoid, dorsifixed, extrorse; pistillode 3–6-lobed
    Flowers
    Pseudohermaphrodite flowers sometimes present, with sterile anthers and an intrastaminal disc Flowers fasciculate in the axils of fallen leaves on wood of the second season’s growth or older; bracts minute Female flowers: tepals ± as in ♂ flowers, but quickly caducous; disc annular, sinuate-lobulate; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3, short or obsolete, stigmas capitate, reniform Male flowers: tepals 6, imbricate, biseriate; disc 0; stamens 11–15, filaments free, anthers ovoid, dorsifixed, extrorse; pistillode 3–6-lobed
    Female
    Female flowers: tepals ± as in ♂ flowers, but quickly caducous; disc annular, sinuate-lobulate; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3, short or obsolete, stigmas capitate, reniform
    Fruits
    Fruits borne on robust pedicels, trilobed, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp crustaceous
    Seeds
    Seeds triquetrous, or ovoid if only one develops per loculus, testa shiny.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania

    Aristogeitonia Prain appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908: 438 (1908)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in F.T.A. 6(1): 625 (1912)
    • in K.B. 1908: 438 (1908)

    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