1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Discoclaoxylon (Müll.Arg.) Pax & K.Hoffm.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W., W. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious shrubs or small trees with an evanescent simple indumentum
    Buds
    Buds not perulate
    Twigs
    Twigs stout
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, stipulate, large, simple, crenate, serrate or dentate, membranous, penninerved, often purplish tinged
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, solitary, pedunculate, racemose, with the flowers arranged interruptedly along the axis, bracteate, the ♂’s in clusters of 3–11, the ♀’s solitary, pedicellate
    Flowers
    Male flowers; calyx closed in bud, subglobose, apiculate, later splitting into 3–4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disc urceolate, extrastaminal, entire or lobulate; stamens 6–12, on a slightly raised receptacle, filaments short, free, anthers erect, 2-thecous, extrorse, basifixed, the thecae obovoid, free except at the base, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode 0 Female flowers: calyx 4-partite, the lobes imbricate, smaller than in ♂; petals 0; disc-glands 2, broadly triangular, petaloid; ovary 2-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 2, free, recurved, broad at the base, stigmas plumosely laciniate
    Male
    Male flowers; calyx closed in bud, subglobose, apiculate, later splitting into 3–4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disc urceolate, extrastaminal, entire or lobulate; stamens 6–12, on a slightly raised receptacle, filaments short, free, anthers erect, 2-thecous, extrorse, basifixed, the thecae obovoid, free except at the base, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode 0
    Female
    Female flowers: calyx 4-partite, the lobes imbricate, smaller than in ♂; petals 0; disc-glands 2, broadly triangular, petaloid; ovary 2-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 2, free, recurved, broad at the base, stigmas plumosely laciniate
    Fruits
    Fruit dicoccous, or rarely monococcous by abortion, loculicidally dehiscent; cocci subglobose; endocarp coriaceous
    Seeds
    Seeds ± spherical, enclosed by a thin fleshy aril; testa crustaceous, foveolate-reticulate or ± smooth; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

    Discoclaoxylon (Müll.Arg.) Pax & K.Hoffm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [676], Cameroon K000181126

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 147, VII: 137 (1914)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in E.P. IV. 147(7): 137 (1914)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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