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

[FZ]

Polygalaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, monadelphous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2–3-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, hairy.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers zygomorphic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, free, two inner slightly larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, joined at the base to the staminal sheath, keel with appendage.

[FTEA]

Polygalaceae, Jorge Paiva. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2007

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, small trees or lianas
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules usually absent, when present glandular or conical-truncate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary racemes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts and bracteoles small, usually long persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, unequal, the 2 internal (lateral) slightly larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, joined at the base to the staminal sheath, subequal in length, slightly or shortly unequal in shape, and then the lower one keel-shaped, appendaged at the tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 5, united at the base into a sheath; staminodes 0–3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3locular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, lobed, 1–3-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ecarunculate, densely hairy.
Distribution
Range: A genus of four species, confined to tropical Africa.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Carpolobia G.Don appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [4230], Cameroon K000198257
Harris, D.J. [2334], Central African Republic 60062.000
Jackson, J.K. [1275], Sudan 693.000
Manning, S.D. [1198], Cameroon K000106312

First published in Gen. Hist. 1: 370 (1831)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 135.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Syst. 1: 349, 370 (1831).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Meded. Landb. Wagen. 77(18): 1–45 (1977)
  • Gen. Syst. 1: 349, 370 (1831)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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