1. Family: Icacinaceae Miers
    1. Apodytes E.Mey. ex Arn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to SW. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

    Icacinaceae, G. Ll. Lucas. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, simple, entire, penninerved
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal or more rarely axillary panicles, hermaphrodite, regular
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, united at the base to give small deltoid lobes, persistent in fruit
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, valvate, oblong-linear, glabrous
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, alternating with the petals; filaments subulate, basally attached to petal; anthers almost sagittate
    Disc
    Disk absent
    Pistil
    Ovary unilocular, bearing a fleshy lateral lobe; style eccentric; stigma truncate, very small; ovules 2, pendulous
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe, with a large lateral appendage, and bearing remains of persistent style.
    [FZ]

    Icacinaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, entire, penninerved.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal panicles, bisexual, 5-merous.
    Calyx
    Calyx small, 5-fid.
    Corolla
    Petals free, valvate, linear, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens alternating with the petals and shortly adnate to their bases; filaments subulate.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular, with a lateral appendage; style excentric, more or less oblique; ovules 2, pendulous.
    Fruits
    Fruit a crustaceous drupe with a lateral fleshy appendage.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Angola, Assam, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, China South-Central, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Apodytes E.Mey. ex Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 155 (1840)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Hook., Lond. Journ. Bot. 3: 155 (1840).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sleumer in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 20B: 367 (1942)
    • in Hook., Journ. Bot. 3: 155 (1840)

    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