1. Family: Lecythidaceae A.Rich.
    1. Napoleonaea P.Beauv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.

    [FZ]

    Barringtoniaceae, A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube turbinate, crowned by 5 valvate segments.
    Corolla
    Petals 0.
    Anthers
    Antherless staminodes and fertile stamens ± adnate to the base in 4 verticils; the outer one forming a radiate or cup-shaped pseudocorolla with 20-40 pleats; the second comprising numerous narrowly ligulate staminodes free or nearly so; the third of staminodes connate for more than the lower 1/2 and forming a 20-60 lobed cup with the lobes inflexed; and the fourth connate with the third and composed of intermixed staminodes and fertile stamens; anthers oblong, 1-locular.
    Pistil
    Ovary 5-locular; ovules 2-6 per cell; style short, expanded into a broad peltate disk.
    Fruits
    Drupe fleshy, resembling a pomegranate, crowned by the persistent calyx-segments.
    Seeds
    Seeds few.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

    Napoleonaea P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [4285], Cameroon K000027926
    Harris, D.J. [2545], Cameroon 60040.000
    Harris, D.J. [2544], Cameroon 63122.000
    Small, D. [600], Sierra Leone Napoleona 6979.000
    Brass, L.J. [25429], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645653
    Kairo, A. [761], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645651
    Kairo, A. [731], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645652
    Royen, P. van [10792], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645644
    Royen, P. van [NGF30144], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645649
    Leach, G. [LAE56161], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645646
    Gay, H.J. [533], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645650
    Nakaike, T. [489], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645645
    Nakaike, T. [455], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645654

    First published in Napoléone: 1 (1804)

    Accepted by

    • Prance, G.T. & Jongkind, C.C.H. (2015). A revision of African Lecythidaceae Kew Bulletin 70(1; 6): 1-68.
    • Liben, L. (1971). Révision du genre africain Napoleonaea P. Beauv. (Lecythidaceae) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 363-382.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Fl. Oware Benin 2: 29, t. 78 (1810).
    • Napoleone Impériale (1804)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    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 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