1. Family: Lythraceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Pemphis J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific and Nansei-shoto..

    [FZ]

    Lythraceae, A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Shrublets, shrubs or small trees, silky-pilose, with the young branches sub-angular, the older ones terete.
    Leaves
    Leaves decussate, oblong-lanceolate, entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary, rarely geminate, pedicellate, the pedicels 2-bracteolate at the base, the bracteoles very soon caducous. Flowers 6-merous, regular.
    Calyx
    Calyx turbinate-campanulate, coriaceous, with the lobes widely 3-angular and the appendages ± short, horn-shaped.
    Corolla
    Petals 6, obovate, corrugated.
    Stamens
    Stamens 12–18, 2- or 1-seriately inserted a little below the middle of the calyx-tube, subequal or alternately unequal; filaments filiform; anthers broadly elliptic.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, shortly stipitate, 3-locular; style short or elongate; stigma 2-lobed; ovules numerous, erect.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, ± enclosed in the calyx-tube, becoming almost 1 -locular, dehiscing by a transverse slit at the middle (circumscissile).
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, erect, imbricate, obcuneate, winged, the wing thickened.
    [FTEA]

    Lythraceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

    Habit
    Shrublets, shrubs or small trees with silvery-silky indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves ± fleshy, almost sessile, narrowed to the base
    Flowers
    Flowers 6-merous, regular, solitary or rarely paired in the upper axils; pedicels with 2 very deciduous basal bracteoles
    Calyx
    Calyx turbinate-campanulate, ± coriaceous, 12-ribbed; lobes broadly triangular, alternating with short horn-like appendages
    Corolla
    Petals obovate, corrugated
    Stamens
    Stamens 12, inserted a little below the middle of the calyx-tube, ± equal or longer and shorter alternating
    Pistil
    Ovary subsessile, globose, 3-locular; style short or elongate, stigma 2-lobed; ovules numerous
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, ± included in the corolla-tube, ultimately almost 1-locular, circumscissile
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, erect, imbricate, obcuneate with thickened wing.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Andaman Is., Cambodia, Caroline Is., Chagos Archipelago, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Cook Is., Fiji, Gilbert Is., India, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Line Is., Maldives, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritius, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Phoenix Is., Pitcairn Is., Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, South China Sea, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis-Futuna Is.

    Pemphis J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 67 (1776)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Char. Gen. Pl.: 67, t. 34 (1776).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Koehne in E.P. IV. 216: 185, fig. 30(1903)
    • Char. Gen. Pl.: 67, t. 34 (1776)

    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 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