1. Family: Lythraceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Woodfordia Salisb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees
    Leaves
    Leaves decussate, subcoriaceous, the lamina finely black-punctate beneath
    Flowers
    Flowers slightly zygomorphic, in axillary cymes, (5–)6-merous
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube tubular or tubular-urceolate; lobes short, ± triangular, alternating with small callous appendages
    Corolla
    Petals small, elliptic to lanceolate-attenuate, shorter or ± longer than the sepals
    Stamens
    Stamens (10–)12, inserted in the tube below the middle, well exserted and often curved to one side
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile, oblong, incompletely 2-locular; style slender, often curved, exceeding ovary; ovules numerous
    Fruits
    Capsule ellipsoid-ovoid, enclosed within the calyx-tube, thin-walled, breaking irregularly or ± 2-valved
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, compressed trigonous-ovoid, minute.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, China South-Central, Comoros, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen

    Woodfordia Salisb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Parad. Lond. 1: t. 42 (1806)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 2: 481.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Koehne in E.P. IV. 216: 78, fig. 12 (1903)
    • Parad. Londin., t. 42 (1806)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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