1. Family: Malpighiaceae Juss.
    1. Triaspis Burch.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small trees, scandent or semi-scandent shrubs to woody climbers
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, subopposite or rarely ternate, usually with 2–4 glands on undersurface near base, petiolate or sessile, with or without interpetiolar stipules
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or axillary, usually forming many-flowered corymbs, umbels or panicles; bracts and bracteoles usually present, usually deciduous
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, almost always without glands
    Corolla
    Petals 5, clawed, usually with fringed or denticulate margins; pedicels as long as or longer than the peduncle and articulated with it
    Stamens
    Stamens 10; anthers basifixed, usually glabrous; filaments subulate, glabrous or farinose-pubescent
    Pistil
    Ovary hairy or glabrous, 3-locular (or sometimes 2-locular outside East Africa); styles (2–)3, somewhat curved, with incurving stigmas
    Fruits
    Samara with a circular or ovate membranous or coriaceous lateral wing; dorsal wing shorter and narrower or absent.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Small trees, woody climbers, or scandent or semiscandent shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite or rarely ternate, usually with 2–4 glands on the under surface near the base, petiolate or sessile, with or without interpetiolar stipules.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or axillary, usually forming many-flowered corymbs, umbels or panicles; bracts and bracteoles usually present, usually deciduous.
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic, bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, almost always without glands.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, unguiculate, usually with fringed or denticulate margins; pedicels as long as, or longer than, the peduncle and articulated with it.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10; anthers basifixed, usually glabrous; filaments subulate, glabrous or finely-pubescent.
    Pistil
    Ovary hairy or glabrous, 3-locular (or sometimes 2-locular outside our region); styles 3 (2), somewhat curved, with incurving stigmas.
    Fruits
    Samara with a circular or ovate membranous or coriaceous lateral wing; dorsal wing shorter and narrower or absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Triaspis Burch. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trav. S. Africa 2: 280 (1824)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 280.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Trav. Int. S. Afr., 2: 280, t. 290 (1824).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Trav. Int. S. Afr. 2: 280, t. 290 (1824)

    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