1. Family: Polygalaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Carpolobia G.Don

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

    [FZ]

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

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

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

    Habit
    Shrubs, small trees or lianas
    Stipules
    Stipules usually absent, when present glandular or conical-truncate
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary racemes
    Bracts
    Bracts and bracteoles small, usually long persistent
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, unequal, the 2 internal (lateral) slightly larger
    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
    Stamens
    Fertile stamens 5, united at the base into a sheath; staminodes 0–3
    Ovary
    Ovary 3locular
    Fruits
    Fruit drupaceous, lobed, 1–3-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds ecarunculate, densely hairy.
    Distribution
    Range: A genus of four species, confined to tropical Africa.

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    Distribution

    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)

    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

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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/
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    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/
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