1. Family: Hamamelidaceae R.Br.
    1. Trichocladus Pers.

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

    [FTEA]

    Hamamelidaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs, mostly with conspicuous stellate indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or opposite, simple, usually entire but ± toothed in one species; stipules small
    Flowers
    Flowers in dense terminal or axillary round heads, hermaphrodite or sometimes only ♀
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube shallow or campanulate, sometimes adnate to the ovary, lobes (3–)4–5, broadly triangular, valvate
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5 or often absent in ♀ flowers, linear-spathulate, much longer than the calyx, often free at base, valvate or slightly imbricate, at first sometimes rolled up or folded in the bud, later sometimes with revolute margins
    Stamens
    Stamens as many as the petals; filaments usually shorter than the anthers, turbinate or obpyramidal; anthers opening by valves, mostly beaked; staminodes absent
    Ovary
    Ovary inferior to almost superior, 2-locular; ovules pendulous, solitary in each cell
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, (l–)2-locular, 2-valved, but appearing 4-valved at apex after dehiscence
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid or ovoid-oblong, the hilum divided into 2 areas extending from proximal end of the seed on each side; embryo large, the cotyledons well developed.
    [FZ]

    Hamamelidaceae, E. J. Mendes & M. P. Vidigal. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Evergreen trees or shrubs, mostly with conspicuous stellate indumentum.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or alternate, ovate-cordate to oblong, usually entire, sometimes peltate at the base, petiolate; stipules linear or subulate, inconspicuous.
    Flowers
    Flowers in small dense terminal or axillary capitula or spikes, bisexual or sometimes female only.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube adnate to the base of the gynoecium; calyx-lobes 4–5, valvate.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–5, linear-spathulate, greatly exceeding the calyx, with margins revolute, usually valvate, stated to be absent from female flowers.
    Stamens
    Stamens as many as and alternating with the petals; filaments short and thick; anthers basifixed, usually mucronate or beaked, opening by lateral valves.
    Pistil
    Ovary inferior to almost superior; styles 2, free, often recurved, persistent; ovules 1 in each loculus, apical, pendulous.
    Fruits
    Fruit a woody loculicidally 2-valved capsule, with bony and elastic endocarp which in dehiscence separates from the epicarp.
    Seeds
    Seeds ellipsoid to oblong-ovoid, with a large apical hilar area; cotyledons large; endosperm scanty.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Trichocladus Pers. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syn. Pl. 2: 597 (1807)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Syn. Pl. 2: 597 (1807).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Breitenbach, Indig. Trees S. Afr.: 240 (1965)
    • Hutch. in K.B. 1933: 427–430 (1933)
    • Syn. 2: 597 (1807)

    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