1. Family: Linaceae DC. ex Perleb
    1. Hugonia L.

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

    [FTEA]

    Linaceae, Doreen L. Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs, climbers or lianes with simple, appressed or spreading hairs on stems, leaves and often on floral parts
    Stem
    Some lateral stems short and modified as coiled hooks for scrambling
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, alternate, petiolate; margin entire, crenulate, or serrulate to serrate
    Stipules
    Stipules palmatifid, digitately laciniate or pinnatilobed, early deciduous or persistent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence cymose, terminal or axillary, or flowers solitary or fascicled, axillary
    Bracts
    Bracts similar in shape to stipules
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, entire, unequal, rarely subequal, free, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 5, yellow, orange-yellow or rarely white, free, clawed
    Stamens
    Stamens 5 + 5; filaments 5 short, 5 long, united at base forming a cup round the ovary
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–5-locular; often with sterile and fertile loculi alternating; styles 2–5, free, or united at base; stigmas capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe, with hard woody endocarp enclosing 2–5 flattened seeds
    Seeds
    Embryo straight or curved, endosperm present.
    [FZ]

    Linaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs (rarely shrublets), or lianes climbing by recurved tendrils (usually in subopposite pairs).
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, alternate, entire or with a crenulate to serrate or dentate margin, penninerved, sometimes with domatia in the nerve axils and with ± densely reticulate tertiary venation; stipules pinnatifid or palmatifid, often caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in pairs or few-flowered cymes in the leaf-axils, more rarely in condensed terminal bracteate cymes, (always?) trimorphically heterostylic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, quincuncial, usually unequal, entire, free, persistent.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, usually yellow, darker at the base, shortly and narrowly unguiculate with the claw inserted on the dorsal side, free.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5 + 5, all fertile, with filaments united at the base to form a cup.
    Pistil
    Ovary with 2–5 fertile loculi alternating with an equal number of sterile loculi; styles 2–5, free or rarely partially united; stigmas capitate, grooved.
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe with 3–5 or fewer seeds (not more than one per originally fertile loculus), with the hard endocarp vertically grooved.
    Seeds
    Seeds smooth, flattened, endospermic; embryo straight or slightly curved.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Hugonia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1998 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1211], Cameroon K000011814
    Jan 1, 1998 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1226], Cameroon K000011815
    Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [1588], Cameroon K000542363
    Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [1588], Cameroon K000542345
    Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [1588], Cameroon K000542347
    Satabie, B. [255], Cameroon K000094485

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 675 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 270.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 305 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 675 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 305 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 675 (1753)

    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
    '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