1. Family: Malpighiaceae Juss.
    1. Tristellateia Thouars

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Woody climbers, usually glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, entire, usually with two glands on the margin of the lamina near the base (in T. africana glands near the apex of the petiole); stipules very small.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, terminal; pedicels articulated, 2-bracteolate.
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals persistent, with dorsal glands in some species.
    Corolla
    Petals oblong, unguiculate, carinate, entire.
    Stamens
    Stamens with glabrous basifixed anthers; filaments of the outer whorl longer and broader at the base.
    Ovary
    Ovary globose; only 1 (very seldom 2) styles fully developed, terete.
    Fruits
    Fruit subligneous; lateral wing divided into 4–10 narrow stellately arranged lobes; median wing usually absent; samara sometimes with a dorsal crest.
    Seeds
    Seeds subglobose, with a short acumen formed by the radicle.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Woody climbers, usually glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, entire, usually with 2 glands on margin of lamina near base (in T. africana glands near apex of petiole); stipules very small
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, terminal; pedicels articulated, 2-bracteolate
    Flowers
    Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual
    Calyx
    Sepals persistent, in some species with dorsal glands
    Corolla
    Petals oblong, clawed, keeled, entire
    Stamens
    Stamens with glabrous basifixed anthers; filaments of outer whorl longer and broader at base
    Ovary
    Ovary globose; only 1 (very seldom 2) styles fully developed, terete
    Fruits
    Fruit subligneous; lateral wing divided into 4–10 narrow stellately arranged lobes; median wing usually absent; samara sometimes with a dorsal crest
    Seeds
    Seeds subglobose, with a short acumen formed by the radicle.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bismarck Archipelago, Caroline Is., Kenya, Madagascar, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Queensland, Somalia, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam

    Tristellateia Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 47 (1806)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Nov. Madag. 14, no. 47 (1806).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Nov. Madag. 14, No. 47 (1806)

    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