1. Family: Achariaceae Harms
    1. Caloncoba Gilg

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

    [FTEA]

    Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees
    Leaves
    Leaves persistent or deciduous, alternate, entire to undulate, petiolate, glabrous or glandular-punctate, quite often glutinous when young; stipules ± caducous
    Flowers
    Flowers rather large, in abbreviated racemes, or in fascicles, or solitary, axillary or from old branches or from the trunk, bisexual and ♂ in the same specimen, sometimes appearing before the leaves
    Calyx
    Sepals 3, imbricate, concave
    Corolla
    Petals 8–13, ± twice as large as the sepals, obovate or oblanceolate, ± clawed, thin, white, scented
    Stamens
    Stamens very numerous; filaments filiform; anthers linear-subsagittate, dehiscing by apical pores or ± elongate longitudinal slits
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular, with 5–8 multi-ovulate placentas; style simple, distally truncate-subcapitate or divided into 5–8 short stigmatic lobes or branches
    Fruits
    Fruit an echinate or smooth, dehiscent ovoid-subglobose to slightly obovoid capsule splitting into 5–8 valves, many-seeded, the seeds generally embedded in a fleshy or gelatinous pulp.
    [FZ]

    Flacourtiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees with unarmed branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves on long petioles or almost sessile; lamina glabrous, scaly or hairy, sometimes glandular-punctate.
    Stipules
    Stipules caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers often large, in axillary fascicles or solitary, bisexual and male, often appearing before the leaves.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3, imbricate, concave.
    Corolla
    Petals 8–12, larger than the sepals.
    Stamens
    Stamens ?, with linear or sagittate-linear anthers dehiscing by slits or pores.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular with 5–8 multiovulate placentas; style simple with 5–8 distinct stigmas or the stigmatic apex only slightly lobed and somewhat peltate.
    Fruits
    Fruit an echinate or smooth, dehiscent, ovoid, globose or ellipsoid capsule splitting into 5–8 valves, many-seeded and sometimes with a fleshy or gelatinous pulp.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Trinidad-Tobago

    Caloncoba Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Harris, D.J. [2412], Central African Republic 29047.923

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40: 458 (1908)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 40: 458 (1908).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 40: 458 (1908).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sleumer in E.J. 94: 120 (1974)
    • in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21: 402 (1925)
    • in E.J. 40: 458 (1908)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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