1. Family: Malpighiaceae Juss.
    1. Caucanthus Forssk.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E., NE. & S. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Woody climbers or upright or semiscandent shrubs; stems with younger parts usually ± densely appressed-pubescent or sericeous.
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged or opposite, with 2 glands on the margin near the base or eglandular; stipules very small, deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences racemose or corymbose-paniculate, axillary or terminal.
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals without glands.
    Corolla
    Petals unguiculate (sometimes very shortly), sometimes auriculate or hastate at the base, glabrous, the margins wholly or partially fimbriate.
    Stamens
    Stamens glabrous with dorsifixed anthers.
    Pistil
    Ovary densely sericeous; styles truncate, shorter than, as long as, or slightly exceeding the stamens.
    Fruits
    Fruit with lateral wing completely surrounding the nut, circular or broadly elliptic; dorsal wing small, obliquely lanceolate or absent.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody climbers or upright or semi-scandent shrubs; stems with younger parts usually ± densely appressed pubescent or sericeous
    Leaves
    Leaves spirally arranged or opposite, with 2 glands on margin near base or eglandular; stipules very small, deciduous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences racemose or corymbose-paniculate, axillary or terminal
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic
    Calyx
    Sepals without glands
    Corolla
    Petals clawed (sometimes very shortly), sometimes auriculate or hastate at base, glabrous, margins wholly or partially fimbriate
    Stamens
    Stamens glabrous with dorsifixed anthers
    Pistil
    Ovary densely sericeous; styles truncate, shorter than to slightly exceeding stamens
    Fruits
    Fruit with a lateral wing completely surrounding the nut, circular or broadly elliptic; dorsal wing small, obliquely lanceolate or absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe

    Caucanthus Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 91 (1775)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: CXI, 91 (1775).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: CXI, 91 (1775)

    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