1. Family: Myristicaceae R.Br.
    1. Cephalosphaera Warb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Myristicaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1997

    Habit
    Tall evergreen dioecious tree
    Leaves
    Leaves with lateral nerves interarching some way from margin; tertiary venation faint, reticulate
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile in large heads arranged in panicles; bracts present; bracteoles absent Female perianth unknown Male with perianth subglobose, 3–4(–5 fide Warburg)-fid; stamens with filaments united into a long exserted column; anthers 3–4(–5 fide Warburg), adnate to the column, shorter than the basal part
    Male
    Male with perianth subglobose, 3–4(–5 fide Warburg)-fid; stamens with filaments united into a long exserted column; anthers 3–4(–5 fide Warburg), adnate to the column, shorter than the basal part
    Female
    Female perianth unknown
    Fruits
    Fruit large; pericarp thick and fleshy; seed ovoid or ovoid-oblong, with woody testa; endosperm not ruminate, but fatty and with some starch; aril laciniate; cotyledons connate at the base, suberect.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Cephalosphaera Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 383 (1903)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kühn & Kubitzki in Kubitzki et al., Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 2: 464 (1993)
    • G.F.P. 1: 150 (1964)
    • in E.J. 33: 383 (1904)

    Sources

    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