1. Family: Malpighiaceae Juss.
    1. Acridocarpus Guill., Perr. & A.Rich.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, W. & SW. Asia, New Caledonia.

    [FTEA]

    Malpighiaceae, E. Launert (British Museum (Natural History)). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Erect, suberect, trailing or climbing shrubs, rarely small trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, usually with glands on undersurface at base, and sometimes with 2 rows of smaller glands parallel to the margins, exstipulate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences few- to many-flowered corymbs, racemes or panicles, axillary or terminating leafy branches; bracts present and persistent, small; bracteoles at base of pedicels, sometimes with a circular gland at base
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic or nearly so
    Calyx
    Calyx ± coriaceous, with 1 or more subcircular sessile or sunken glands; lobes 5, equal or subequal, obtuse
    Corolla
    Petals 5, white or yellow, usually clawed, longer than sepals, entire, fimbriate or lacerate
    Stamens
    Stamens 10; anthers basifixed, glabrous; filaments usually thick, somewhat broadened and connate at base, glabrous
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular, but usually with 1 locule abortive, usually densely sericeous or tomentose-sericeous; styles 2, terete, curved inwards
    Fruits
    Samara with a straight or oblique dorsal wing.
    [FZ]

    Malpighiaceae, E. Launert. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences few- to many-flowered corymbs, racemes or panicles, axillary or terminating leafy branches; bracts present and persistent, small; bracteoles present at the base of the pedicels, sometimes with a circular gland at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic or nearly so.
    Calyx
    Calyx ± coriaceous, with one or more subcircular sessile or sunken glands; lobes 5, equal or subequal, obtuse.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, white or yellow, usually unguiculate, longer than the sepals, entire or fimbriate or lacerate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10; anthers basifixed, glabrous; filaments somewhat thickened and ± broadened and connate at the base, glabrous.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular, but usually with 1 loculus abortive, usually densely sericeous or tomentose-sericeous; styles 2, terete, curved inwards.
    Fruits
    Samara with a straight or oblique dorsal wing.
    Habit
    Erect suberect trailing or climbing shrubs, rarely small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, usually with glands on the under surface at the base, and sometimes with two rows of smaller glands parallel to the margins, exstipulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Iran, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Acridocarpus Guill., Perr. & A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dawkins, H.C. [672], Uganda 11847.000

    First published in Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 123 (1831)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 277.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Guill., Perr. & Rich., Fl. Senegamb. Tent.: 123, t.29 (1831) nom. conserv. prop.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Fl. Seneg. Tent.: 123, t. 29 (Sept. 1831), nom. conserv. propos.

    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 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/
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