1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Sclerocarya Hochst.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, crowded at the apex of the branchlets, petiolate; leaflets petiolulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual (sometimes bisexual?), shortly pedicellate, in axillary or terminal spike-like inflorescences (the female ones sometimes reduced), simple or with a few basal branches. Male flowers: stamens (8–10) 15–25(30) with subulate filaments; anthers oblong, dorsifixed; disk patelliform; pistillode absent. Female flowers slightly larger than the male ones, with sterile stamens ± developed; ovary subglobose, immersed in the disk, 2–3(4)-locular; styles 2–3, short, lateral; stigmas capitate.
    Calyx
    Sepals and petals 4–5, imbricate.
    Fruits
    Drupe obovoid-subglobose with fleshy mesocarp; endocarp thick, bony, 3-operculate at the apex, opercules ovate.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2–3, obclavate, compressed, with papyraceous brownish testa; cotyledons plano-convex.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized dioecious trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, crowded at the apex of the branchlets, petiolate; leaflets opposite, occasionally subopposite, sessile or petiolulate
    Male
    Male inflorescences axillary or subterminal condensed racemes, sometimes branched Male flowers: stamens 10–16(–26); filaments subulate; anthers oblong and dorsifixed; disk saucer-shaped; pistillode absent
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescences short, unbranched, with 1(–3) flowers at the tip Male inflorescences axillary or subterminal condensed racemes, sometimes branched
    Flowers
    Flowers shortly pedicellate; sepals and petals 4–5, imbricate Female flowers slightly larger than ♂; staminodes sometimes with reduced apparently sterile anthers; ovary subglobose, immersed in the disk, 2–3(–4)-locular; styles (2–)3(–4), well separated, short and lateral; stigmas capitate Male flowers: stamens 10–16(–26); filaments subulate; anthers oblong and dorsifixed; disk saucer-shaped; pistillode absent
    Female
    Female flowers slightly larger than ♂; staminodes sometimes with reduced apparently sterile anthers; ovary subglobose, immersed in the disk, 2–3(–4)-locular; styles (2–)3(–4), well separated, short and lateral; stigmas capitate Female inflorescences short, unbranched, with 1(–3) flowers at the tip
    Fruits
    Drupe obovoid-subglobose with fleshy mesocarp; endocarp thick, bony, with (1–)3(–4) ovate opercules at the apex
    Seeds
    Seeds (1–)3(–4), obclavate, compressed, with papyraceous brownish testa; cotyledons plano-convex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Sclerocarya Hochst. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Flora 27(Bes. Beil.): 1 (1844)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 449.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Flora, 27, Bes. Beil.: 1 (1844).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Flora 27, Bes. Beil: 1 (1844)

    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

    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