1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Antrocaryon Pierre

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

    [FTEA]

    Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

    Habit
    Large forest trees usually more than 20 m. high
    Leaves
    Leaves crowded at ends of branches or alternate, imparipinnate; leaflets (11–)15–21, lateral ones opposite or subopposite, generally oblong or ovate-oblong, rounded and unequal sided at the base, with numerous rather closely parallel lateral nerves
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of panicles borne in leaf axils
    Flowers
    Flowers polygamous, 5-merous Male flowers with 10 stamens and a pistillode at centre of thickened disk Female flowers a little larger than ♂, staminodes present; ovary subglobose, 5-locular, each locule with 1 ovule; styles 5, short
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes shortly pointed
    Corolla
    Petals valvate or imbricate, pubescent
    Male
    Male flowers with 10 stamens and a pistillode at centre of thickened disk
    Female
    Female flowers a little larger than ♂, staminodes present; ovary subglobose, 5-locular, each locule with 1 ovule; styles 5, short
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe, plum-like or apple-shaped and depressed at the apex, strong-smelling and edible; endocarp angled and several-seeded, with 5 apical opercules.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Brazil North, Brazil West-Central, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Colombia, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

    Antrocaryon Pierre appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Fay, J.M. [8667], Central African Republic 63431.000

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, n.s., 1: 23 (1898)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, nouv. sér. 2: 23 (1898).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, nouv. sér., 3: 23 (1898)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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 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