1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Discoglypremna Prain

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious tree with a simple indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, often subopposite and pseudoverticillate beneath the inflorescence, petiolate, stipulate, simple, subentire or shallowly toothed, subtriplinerved and penninerved, with a pair of glands toward the base of the lamina
    Stipules
    Stipules soon deciduous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, paniculate, the panicle-branches pseudospicate or racemose, some arising from the base; bracts small to minute, entire, those of the ♂ inflorescences many-flowered, those of the ♀ 1-flowered
    Flowers
    Male flowers shortly pedicellate, the pedicels articulate; calyx in bud ovoid-ellipsoid, later splitting into 3–4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disc composed of ± 15 densely pubescent receptacular extra- and intra-staminal glands; stamens (6–)8(–15), filaments free, fairly long, flexuous, anthers introrse, subapicifixed, the thecae free at the base, pendulous from a produced conical connective, each unequally bilocellate, with the larger locellus on the outside, ± longitudinally dehiscent; pistil-lode 0 Female flowers shortly pedicellate, the pedicels also articulate; calyx (4–)5-lobed, the lobes valvate, later strongly reflexed; petals 0; disc composed of 6–8 thick scale-like glands truncate and pubescent at the apex; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, free, entire, recurved-spreading, fimbriate
    Male
    Male flowers shortly pedicellate, the pedicels articulate; calyx in bud ovoid-ellipsoid, later splitting into 3–4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disc composed of ± 15 densely pubescent receptacular extra- and intra-staminal glands; stamens (6–)8(–15), filaments free, fairly long, flexuous, anthers introrse, subapicifixed, the thecae free at the base, pendulous from a produced conical connective, each unequally bilocellate, with the larger locellus on the outside, ± longitudinally dehiscent; pistil-lode 0
    Female
    Female flowers shortly pedicellate, the pedicels also articulate; calyx (4–)5-lobed, the lobes valvate, later strongly reflexed; petals 0; disc composed of 6–8 thick scale-like glands truncate and pubescent at the apex; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, free, entire, recurved-spreading, fimbriate
    Fruits
    Fruit 3-lobed, loculicidally dehiscent into 3 valves, or else dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci; exocarp slightly fleshy; endocarp crustaceous; columella persistent, narrow, triquetrous
    Seeds
    Seeds ovoid; exotesta pseudarillate, fleshy, red; mesotesta thick, indurated, foveolate, shiny, black; endotesta distinct, grey; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Discoglypremna Prain appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1911: 317 (1911)

    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 West Tropical Africa
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 7: 18 (1914).
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 931
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(7): 18, t. 1 (1914)
    • in F.T.A. 6(1): 931 (1912)
    • in K.B. 1911: 317 (1911)

    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