1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Paranecepsia Radcl.-Sm.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious tree with a simple indumentum.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, crowded at the ends of the branchlets, shortly petiolate, stipulate, stipellate, simple, serrate, penninerved.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences racemose, axillary, solitary, lax; bracts 1–5-flowered.
    Flowers
    Male flowers: pedicels jointed; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 3–5 valvate lobes which become reflexed; petals absent; disk glands free, interstaminal; stamens 25–40, filaments free, anthers dorsifixed, introrse, pendulous, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode absent; receptacle subglobose. Female flowers: pedicels elongate, jointed; sepals 5–7, imbricate, unequal, accrescent; petals absent; staminodes 8–10; disk annular; ovary 3-celled, with 1 ovule per cell; styles 3, connate at the base, bifid, papillose.
    Fruits
    Fruit 3-lobed, septicidally dehiscent into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody.
    Seeds
    Seeds globose, ecarunculate.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized dioecious tree with a simple indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, clustered at the ends of the shoots, shortly petiolate, stipulate, stipellate, elobate, shallowly glandular-serrate or -crenate-serrate, penninerved
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences racemose or subpaniculate, axillary in the axils of leaves or scales, solitary, ± lax
    Male
    Male flowers 1–5 per bract, on articulate pedicels; calyx closed in bud, later valvately 3–5-partite, the sepals reflexed; petals 0; disc-glands numerous, disposed amongst the stamens; stamens 25–40, filaments free, the anthers dorsifixed, introrse, shortly apiculate, the thecae pendulous, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode 0; receptacle hemispherical
    Flowers
    Female flowers 1 per bract, long pedicellate; sepals 5–7, imbricate, very unequal, accrescent; petals 0; staminodes 8–10; disc annular; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, slightly connate at the base, bifid, stigmas papillose Male flowers 1–5 per bract, on articulate pedicels; calyx closed in bud, later valvately 3–5-partite, the sepals reflexed; petals 0; disc-glands numerous, disposed amongst the stamens; stamens 25–40, filaments free, the anthers dorsifixed, introrse, shortly apiculate, the thecae pendulous, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode 0; receptacle hemispherical
    Female
    Female flowers 1 per bract, long pedicellate; sepals 5–7, imbricate, very unequal, accrescent; petals 0; staminodes 8–10; disc annular; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, slightly connate at the base, bifid, stigmas papillose
    Fruits
    Fruit trilobate, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci leaving a small persistent columella; endocarp thinly woody
    Seeds
    Seeds globose, ecarunculate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Paranecepsia Radcl.-Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 30: 684 (1975 publ. 1976)

    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 Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 30: 684 (1976).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in K.B. 30: 684 (1976)

    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