1. Family: Rhamnaceae Juss.
    1. Lasiodiscus Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

    Rhamnaceae, Marshall C. Johnston (University of Texas Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1972

    Habit
    Shrubs or usually trees
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or nearly so, unlobed, usually lanceolate-ovate, cuneate to rounded at base, usually acute, entire to serrate; petioles present but sometimes quite short
    Stipules
    Stipules interpetiolar; at occasional nodes where the leaves are not quite opposite the stipules are not united, and on some branches the stipules are free on the upper side and interpetiolar on the lower
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence in the form of congested divaricate cymes or umbel-like or nearly reduced to axillary fascicles, usually rather long-pedunculate
    Flowers
    Flowers perfect, protandrous
    Nectaries
    Cup usually broadly campanuloid
    Perianth
    Sepals and petals 5
    Disc
    Disk massive and nearly completely surrounding the ovary
    Ovary
    Ovary at anthesis inferior but later by differential growth becoming at least half superior; cup and disk accrescent and persistently coherent to the 3-celled ovary, at maturity covering the lower fourth or third of the fruit and at dehiscence breaking ± irregularly along with the dryish exocarp, the 3 remnants adhering to the 3 crustaceous 1-seeded meri-endocarps which separate elastically and completely from each other, each releasing its seed through a longitudinal ventral slit.
    [FZ]

    Rhamnaceae, R. B. Drummond. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or subopposite, shortly petiolate; lamina usually penninerved; stipules large, interpetiolar.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary, in pedunculate cymes or fasciculate.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, cucullate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, inserted under the margin of the disk.
    Disc
    Disk thick, fleshy, with free margin.
    Pistil
    Ovary half-inferior, 3-locular; ovules 1 in each loculus; style 3-lobed.
    Fruits
    Fruit a capsule, 3-lobed, tardily loculicidally dehiscent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lasiodiscus Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 381 (1862)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Suessenguth in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20D: 109 (1953).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 385
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 381 (1862).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in G.P. 1: 381 (1862)

    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

    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