1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Necepsia Prain

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

    [FZ]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

    Habit
    Dioecious or monoecious trees with a simple indumentum.
    Buds
    Buds often perulate (furnished with protective scales).
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple, crenate-serrate to subentire, chartaceous or subcoriaceous, penninerved, sparingly gland-dotted on the lower surface; petioles often pulvinate and geniculate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, solitary or congested, pedunculate or sessile, spicate, racemose or subpaniculate, unisexual or bisexual; bracts rigid, more or less scarious.
    Flowers
    Female flowers subsessile or very shortly pedicellate; sepals (4)5(6), imbricate, persistent; petals absent; disk hypogynous, annular or cupuliform, entire or more or less crenulate, thick, pubescent or setose; ovary 3-celled, with 1 ovule per cell; styles 3, ± free or connate at the base, bifid or bipartite, papillose. Male flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx closed in bud, ovoid, apiculate, later splitting into 4–5 valvate lobes; petals absent; stamens many, inserted on a globose receptacle, filaments free, anthers with slightly oblique pendulous thecae, apicifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent, connective produced; disk glands free; pistillode absent.
    Fruits
    Fruit tricoccous, or dicoccous by abortion, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci leaving a columella; endocarp thinly woody.
    Seeds
    Seeds subglobose, ecarunculate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious or monoecious trees with a simple indumentum
    Buds
    Buds often perulate
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, the petioles often pulvinate and geniculate, stipulate, simple, crenate-serrate to subentire, chartaceous or subcoriaceous, penninerved, sparingly gland-dotted beneath
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, solitary or congested, pedunculate or sessile, spicate, racemose or subpaniculate, unisexual or bisexual; bracts rigid, ± scarious
    Flowers
    Male flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx closed in bud, ovoid, apiculate, later splitting into 4–5 valvate lobes; petals 0; stamens many, inserted on a globose receptacle, filaments free, anthers with slightly oblique pendulous thecae, apicifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent, connective produced; disc-glands free; pistillode 0 Female flowers subsessile or very shortly pedicellate; sepals (4–)5(–6), imbricate, persistent; petals 0; disc hypogynous, annular or cupuliform, entire or ± crenulate, thick, pubescent or setose; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, ± free or connate at the base, bifid and/or bipartite, papillose
    Male
    Male flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx closed in bud, ovoid, apiculate, later splitting into 4–5 valvate lobes; petals 0; stamens many, inserted on a globose receptacle, filaments free, anthers with slightly oblique pendulous thecae, apicifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent, connective produced; disc-glands free; pistillode 0
    Female
    Female flowers subsessile or very shortly pedicellate; sepals (4–)5(–6), imbricate, persistent; petals 0; disc hypogynous, annular or cupuliform, entire or ± crenulate, thick, pubescent or setose; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, ± free or connate at the base, bifid and/or bipartite, papillose
    Fruits
    Fruit tricoccous, or dicoccous by abortion, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci leaving a columella; endocarp thinly woody
    Seeds
    Seeds subglobose, ecarunculate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Necepsia Prain appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1910: 343 (1910)

    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: 16 (1914).
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 923
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Bull. Misc. Inform., Kew 1910: 343 (1910).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bouchat & J. Léon. in B.J.B.B. 56: 179–194 (1986)
    • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(7): 16 (1914)
    • in F.T.A. 6(1): 923 (1912)
    • in K.B. 1910: 343 (1910)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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