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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaïre

Rhaptopetalum Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2003 Cable, S. [2479], Cameroon K000197625

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 8: 159 (1865)

Accepted by

  • Prance, G.T. & Jongkind, C.C.H. (2015). A revision of African Lecythidaceae Kew Bulletin 70(1; 6): 1-68.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 351, under Olacaceae.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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