1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Mareya Baill.

      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
    Monoecious or more rarely dioecious trees or shrubs with a simple indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, shortly petiolate, stipulate, elobate, remotely denticulate, with 2 basal glands, penninerved
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences usually bisexual, spicate or racemose, axillary, solitary or paired, often exceeding the leaves, laxly-flowered
    Flowers
    Flowers small or minute, fragrant, glomerulate along the rhachis, the glomerules usually comprising one ♀ flower accompanied by 2 or more ♂ flowers Male flowers: pedicels long or 0, not jointed; calyx subglobose and apiculate in bud, later valvately splitting into 3–4 sepals; petals 0; disc-glands numerous, free, minute, disposed among the stamens; stamens 10–40, filaments free, the anther-thecae distinct, fusiform, stipitate, apicifixed, pendulous in bud, at length flexuous-divaricate, dehiscing distally; pistillode 0; receptacle convex Female flowers: pedicels long or 0, not jointed; sepals 3–6, imbricate; petals 0; disc flattened, deeply 3–6-lobed, the lobes opposite the sepals; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, free or almost so, recurved and accumbent on the ovary, laciniate-plumulose
    Male
    Male flowers: pedicels long or 0, not jointed; calyx subglobose and apiculate in bud, later valvately splitting into 3–4 sepals; petals 0; disc-glands numerous, free, minute, disposed among the stamens; stamens 10–40, filaments free, the anther-thecae distinct, fusiform, stipitate, apicifixed, pendulous in bud, at length flexuous-divaricate, dehiscing distally; pistillode 0; receptacle convex
    Female
    Female flowers: pedicels long or 0, not jointed; sepals 3–6, imbricate; petals 0; disc flattened, deeply 3–6-lobed, the lobes opposite the sepals; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, free or almost so, recurved and accumbent on the ovary, laciniate-plumulose
    Fruits
    Fruit deeply 3-lobed, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci leaving a persistent columella; endocarp woody
    Seeds
    Seeds subglobose, smooth, ecarunculate, testa thinly crustaceous to chartaceous, albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Mareya Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Recueil Observ. Bot. 1: 73 (1860)

    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. 14: 11 (1919).
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 910
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in E.P. IV. 147(14): 11 (1914)
    • Prain in F.T.A. 6(1): 910 (1912)
    • G.P. 3(1): 312 (1880)
    • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 792 (1866)
    • Adansonia 1: 73 (1860)

    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