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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew and R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous liane; older stems with a crenulate-dentate cross-section
Morphology General Exudate
Latex present
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules extra-petiolar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary dichotomous cymes, without accessory flowers or branches; bracts small, acute, opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, ± 2–3 mm. in diameter; buds shorter than their width
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, small, with quincuncial aestivation
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals very thick and fleshy, unequally imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, with short filaments connate at the base; anthers with extrorse, transverse, dehiscence; pollen in tetrads, tricolporate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous, 3-locular, half immersed; ovules 6–8(–12) per locule, in 2 series; style absent; stigma 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 3 dehiscent mericarps, each with 2 caducous valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Embryo with a prominent radicle; cotyledons not fused, containing latex. Seeds winged, with a marginal and a submedian vein (the raphe), inserted into pocket-like structures at the point of attachment

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Uganda, Zaïre

Bequaertia R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 26: 399 (1956)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • N. Hallé in Fl. Gabon 29: 258 (1986)
  • N. Hallé, Thèses Fac. Sci. Univ. Paris, Monogr. Hipp. Afr. Occ.: 127 (1958)
  • R. Wilczek in F.C.B. 9: 172 (1960)
  • Van Campo & N. Hallé in Bull. I.F.A.N., sér A, 21, t. 75 (1959)
  • in B.J.B.B. 26: 399 (1956)
  • in Fl. Cameroun 32: 218 (1990)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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