1. Family: Hypericaceae Juss.
    1. Psorospermum Spach

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

    [FZ]

    Guttiferae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or shrublets.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, less frequently subopposite or alternate, petiolate, entire, often furnished with opaque glandular dots and stellate indumentum.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal panicle, usually cymose.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, with longitudinal linear glands.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, villous within, furnished with longitudinal glandular lines and swollen nectariferous tissue at the base.
    Androecium
    Androecium of 5 fascicles of stamens, with few to many stamens in each fascicle and filaments united for most of their length; fasciclodes 5, fleshy, scale-like, alternating with the fascicles.
    Pistil
    Ovary 5-locular, with 1 (2)-ovulate loculi and ascending ovules; styles 5, free.
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry.
    Seeds
    Seeds large, with a fleshy glandular-punctate testa.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or suffrutices
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, entire, often furnished with opaque glandular dots and stellate indumentum
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal cymose panicle
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, furnished with longitudinal linear glands
    Corolla
    Petals villous within, furnished with longitudinal linear glands and gland-dots
    Stamens
    Stamens in 5 bundles opposite the petals, few to many in each bundle, with the upper part of the filaments free
    Staminodes
    Staminodes fleshy, scale-like, alternating with the staminal bundles
    Ovary
    Ovary 5-locular
    Style
    Styles 5, free
    Ovules
    Ovules 1 (2) per loculus
    Fruits
    Fruit a berry
    Seeds
    Seeds large with a fleshy glandular-punctate testa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Psorospermum Spach appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E., Tanzania 38496.000

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 5: 157 (1836)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 158.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., Sér. 2, 5: 157 (1836).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in B.J.B.B. 36: 440 (1966)
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér. 2, 5: 157 (1836)

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0