1. Family: Phyllanthaceae Martinov
    1. Pseudolachnostylis Pax

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Namibia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious or rarely monoecious trees or shrubs with a simple indumentum
    Buds
    Buds perulate
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire, somewhat coriaceous, penninerved
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary densely few-flowered pedunculate or subsessile bracteate dichasia, or else solitary, arising with or below/after the leaves Male flowers: buds ovoid; sepals 5(–6), imbricate; petals 0; disc extrastaminal, annular, ± lobed, the lobes alternating with the sepals; stamens (4–)5–7, filaments connate, anthers introrse, thecae parallel, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode columnar, often trifid Female flowers: sepals ± as in the ♂ flowers; disc cupular; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3, connate at the base, bifid
    Male
    Male flowers: buds ovoid; sepals 5(–6), imbricate; petals 0; disc extrastaminal, annular, ± lobed, the lobes alternating with the sepals; stamens (4–)5–7, filaments connate, anthers introrse, thecae parallel, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode columnar, often trifid
    Female
    Female flowers: sepals ± as in the ♂ flowers; disc cupular; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3, connate at the base, bifid
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, tardily septicidally dehiscent, subdrupaceous; exocarp smooth, shiny, becoming wrinkled on drying; mesocarp spongy; endocarp thick, bony or woody, 3-locular
    Seeds
    Seeds solitary in each locule by abortion, ellipsoid-ovoid, ecarunculate; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad and flat.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious or rarely monoecious trees or shrubs.
    Indumentum
    Indumentum simple.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate; blades simple, entire, penninerved.
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary pedunculate or subsessile bracteate dense few-(up to 12-)flowered cymes, or females solitary, arising among or below the leaves. Male flowers: buds ovoid; sepals 5(6), imbricate; petals absent; disk extrastaminal, annular, shallowly lobed, the lobes alternating with the sepals; stamens (4)5–7, united for half to two-thirds of their length into a column, anthers basifixed, introrse, thecae parallel, longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode (non-functional ovary) usually trifid. Female flowers: pedicels bibracteolate; buds and sepals as in the male; disk cupular; ovary 3-locular, with 2 ovules per loculus; styles 3, connate at the base, bifid, the stigmas coiled backwards.
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, subdrupaceous, tardily septicidally dehiscent after the fleshy layer has been eaten by frugivores, and when the sun has dried out the endocarp; exocarp smooth, becoming wrinkled and shiny on drying; mesocarp spongy; endocarp thickly bony or woody, trilocular.
    Seeds
    Seeds solitary per loculus by abortion, ecarunculate; albumen fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Pseudolachnostylis Pax appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 19 (1899)

    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
    • Pax & K. Hoffmann in Engler, Pflanzenr. [IV, fam. 147, xv] 81: 206 (1922).
    • Hutchinson in F.T.A. 6, 1: 671 (1912).
    • in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 19 (1899).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in E.P. IV. 147 (15): 206 (1922)
    • Hutch. in F.T.A. 6(1): 671 (1912)
    • in E.J. 28: 19 (1899)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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