1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Allanblackia Oliv.

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

    [FTEA]

    Guttiferae, P. Bamps, N. Robson & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Trees with hollow longitudinally wrinkled branches
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, with secretory canals visible on the lower face
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual, in terminal racemes or panicles with secondary axes very reduced and sometimes accompanied by solitary or paired flowers in the axils of the upper leaves, or sometimes pseudo-axillary on short lateral branches Male flowers: stamens numerous, grouped in 5 very fleshy bundles opposite the petals; anthers subsessile in several rows on the inner face or on both faces of the bundle, longitudinally dehiscent; disc in the form of a star, with 5 ± clavate branches ending in 5 smooth glands, grooved superficially or pleated-laminated, alternating with the staminal bundles; ovary absent Female flowers: 5 rudimentary staminal bundles alternating with 5 free disc glands; ovary conical, with 5 incompletely separated locules and parietal placentas; ovules 2–28 per locule, arranged in 2 rows; stigma peltate, sessile or subsessile
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, imbricate, unequal
    Corolla
    Petals 5, imbricate
    Male
    Male flowers: stamens numerous, grouped in 5 very fleshy bundles opposite the petals; anthers subsessile in several rows on the inner face or on both faces of the bundle, longitudinally dehiscent; disc in the form of a star, with 5 ± clavate branches ending in 5 smooth glands, grooved superficially or pleated-laminated, alternating with the staminal bundles; ovary absent
    Female
    Female flowers: 5 rudimentary staminal bundles alternating with 5 free disc glands; ovary conical, with 5 incompletely separated locules and parietal placentas; ovules 2–28 per locule, arranged in 2 rows; stigma peltate, sessile or subsessile
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry, often very large
    Seeds
    Seeds arillate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Allanblackia Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2007 Prenner, G. [59], Cameroon 76499.000
    Cribb, P. [10303], Tanzania 37193.000
    Fay, J.M. [8791], Central African Republic 55579.000
    Fay, J.M. [8125], Central African Republic 63368.000
    Harris, D.J. [19], Central African Republic 53772.000
    Harris, D.J. [411], Central African Republic 55588.000
    Harris, D.J. [359], Central African Republic 55643.000

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 42 (1867)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 162.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in B.J.B.B. 39: 347–357, figs. 1, 2 (1969)
    • in Distr. Pl. Afr. 1, maps 12–21 (1969)
    • in J.L.S. 10: 42 (1867)

    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