1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Pseudospondias Engl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Dioecious shrubs or trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; lateral leaflets opposite to alternate, asymmetric at the base, petiolulate, with the secondary nerves curved
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of axillary much-branched and lax many-flowered panicles
    Male
    Male flowers: sepals 3–4(–5), imbricate; petals 3–4(–5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(–10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk
    Flowers
    Female flowers with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(–5)-locular; styles 3–4(–5), well separated, subterminal, very short Male flowers: sepals 3–4(–5), imbricate; petals 3–4(–5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(–10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk
    Female
    Female flowers with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(–5)-locular; styles 3–4(–5), well separated, subterminal, very short
    Fruits
    Drupe oblong-obovoid with resinous mesocarp and woody endocarp, 3–4(–5)-operculate at the apex, usually with only 1 locule fertile
    Seeds
    Seeds l(–2), oblong; testa thin; cotyledons plano-convex.
    [FZ]

    Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, the lateral leaflets asymmetric at the base, petiolulate, with the secondary nerves curved.
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious in axillary, much branched and lax many-flowered panicles. Male flowers: sepals 3–4(5), imbricate; petals 3–4(5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk. Female flowers: ± similar to the male ones, with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(5)-locular; styles 3–4(5), subterminal, very short.
    Fruits
    Drupe oblong-obovoid with resinous mesocarp and woody endocarp, 3–4(5)-operculate at the apex, usually with only 1 loculus fertile.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1(2) oblong; testa thin; cotyledons plano-convex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Pseudospondias Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2000 Thomas, D.W. [3057], Cameroon K000072834
    Mar 1, 2000 Thomas, D.W. [3057], Cameroon K000072835
    Mar 1, 2000 Nemba, J. [839], Cameroon K000072861

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 258 (1883)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in DC. Monogr. 4: 258 (1883).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in A. & C. DC., Mon. Phan. 4: 258 (1883).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 4: 258 (1883)

    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
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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/
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