1. Family: Lythraceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Galpinia N.E.Br.

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

    [FZ]

    Lythraceae, A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Small tree.
    Leaves
    Leaves decussate, shortly petiolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5–6-merous in terminal panicles with 4-gonous branches.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube campanulate, the lobes triangular, valvate, alternating with plicate appendages in the sinuses.
    Corolla
    Petals caducous, corrugated in bud.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6, opposite to the petals, circinate in bud, inserted below the middle of the calyx-tube, exserted; anthers dorsifixed, curved.
    Pistil
    Ovary subsessile, depressed cone-shaped, incompletely 2-locular; style subulate, a little shorter than the stamens, with a dot-like stigma; ovules many, erect or radiating on a basal placenta.
    Fruits
    Capsule ± exserted, thinly membranous, tipped by the style, dehiscing irregularly; seeds flat, winged all around.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Galpinia N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 345 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 1894: 345 (1894).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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