1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Joannesia Vell.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Brazil.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Monoecious trees with a simple indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, stipulate, digitate, with a pair of stipitate glands at the apex of the petiole; leaflets petiolulate, entire, penninerved
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, pleiochasial, bisexual, rarely unisexual, with ♀ flowers terminating the lower axes and ♂ the distal; bracts accrescent, becoming foliaceous, glandular or not at the base
    Flowers
    Male flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx globose in bud, later campanulate and shortly 5-toothed, the teeth valvate; petals 5, free, imbricate; disc-glands 5, free, alternate with the petals; stamens (7–)8(–10), in 2 unequal whorls, those of the outer whorl opposite the petals and united in the lower half, those of the inner whorl three-quarters united, anthers dorsifixed, introrse in bud, later apparently extrorse when reflexed, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode minute and bifid or 0 Female flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes valvate, accrescent; petals 5, free, imbricate, soon caducous; disc 5-lobed; ovary 2-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 2, short, stigmas reflexed, 3- or more-lobed
    Male
    Male flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx globose in bud, later campanulate and shortly 5-toothed, the teeth valvate; petals 5, free, imbricate; disc-glands 5, free, alternate with the petals; stamens (7–)8(–10), in 2 unequal whorls, those of the outer whorl opposite the petals and united in the lower half, those of the inner whorl three-quarters united, anthers dorsifixed, introrse in bud, later apparently extrorse when reflexed, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode minute and bifid or 0
    Female
    Female flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx 5-lobed, the lobes valvate, accrescent; petals 5, free, imbricate, soon caducous; disc 5-lobed; ovary 2-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 2, short, stigmas reflexed, 3- or more-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit large, drupaceous, subindehiscent; exocarp fleshy; endocarp woody
    Seeds
    Seeds compressed-ovoid, exotesta fleshy, endotesta crustaceous; cotyledons broad, flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast

    Joannesia Vell. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Alogr. Alkalis: 199 (1798)

    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
    • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(1): 116 (1910)
    • G.P. 3(1): 290 (1880)
    • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 715 (1866), as ‘Johannesia’
    • Fl. Alograph.: 199 (1798)

    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