1. Family: Flagellariaceae Dumort.
    1. Flagellaria L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to W. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

    Flagellariaceae, D. M. Napper. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Scandent lianes, with terete smooth stems up to 2.5 cm. in diameter and completely covered by the leaf-sheaths when young
    Leaves
    Leaf-sheath parallel-veined, slit or entire; leaf-blade abruptly narrowed at the base, usually with a short petiolar or subpetiolar base and a long attenuate cirriform tip
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, mostly crowded towards the tips of the branches
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments subpetaloid
    Stamens
    Stamens as many as the perianth-segments, some sometimes reduced to staminodes
    Style
    Style long, divided almost to the base into 3 (or 2) linear stigmas
    Fruits
    Drupe small, subglobose or ovoid, with a woody endocarp, 1-locular, 1-seeded, rarely 2-locular and 2-seeded
    Seeds
    Seed globose with a membranous testa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China Southeast, Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Seychelles, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Ogasawara-shoto

    Flagellaria L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 333 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 8: 90.
    • Sp. Pl. 333 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 156 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 333 (1753)

    Sources

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

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    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