1. Family: Lecythidaceae A.Rich.
    1. Foetidia Comm. ex Lam.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FTEA]

    Lecythidaceae, G. R. W. Sangai (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Small to medium-sized glabrous trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, borne towards the tips of the branches, persistent or deciduous, petiolate, coriaceous, entire, pinnately nerved, involute when young
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary or in small cymes, 3–5-merous, apetalous
    Receptacle
    Receptacle top-shaped
    Calyx
    Sepals 3–5, coriaceous, valvate or reduplicate-valvate, persistent, sometimes enlarging on the fruit
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, in many series, sometimes in 4 groups opposite the sepals; filaments free, unequal, often bent in bud; anthers elliptic or oblong
    Pistil
    Ovary inferior, 3–5-locular, the locules equal in number to the sepals and alternating with them; style slender, shortly divided into 3–5 branches at the top; ovules 15–20 in each locule, horizontal or oblique, anatropous
    Fruits
    Fruit cone- or top-shaped, very tough or woody, round in section or with 3–5 wings or angles alternating with the sepals, 1–4-locular, each locule1-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds small, elongate or subglobose; albumen thin and fleshy; embryo narrow, slightly curved, with a long radicle.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Réunion, Tanzania

    Foetidia Comm. ex Lam. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Encycl. 2: 457 (1788)

    Accepted by

    • Prance, G.T. (2008). A revision of Foetidia (Lecythidaceae subfamily Foetidioideae Brittonia 60: 336-348.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Tabl., t. 419 (1794)
    • Encyl. 2: 457 (1788)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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