1. Family: Rhamnaceae Juss.
    1. Maesopsis Engl.

      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
    Trees
    Leaves
    Leaves usually subopposite, varying from somewhat alternate to strictly opposite, petiolate; blades penninerved, strongly glandular-serrulate, the tertiary nervature rather elegantly per current, each juncture of a secondary nerve and the midrib marked beneath by a peculiar minute (? glandular) process
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate, caducous
    Flowers
    Flowers perfect, 5-merous, in divaricately branched axillary cymes often several cm. long
    Calyx
    Sepals deltoid
    Corolla
    Petals not at all clawed, extremely concavo-convex so that the anther is almost totally obscured even at the time of its dehiscence
    Anthers
    Anther sessile or nearly so
    Disc
    Disk thin, lining the cup at its rim, minutely 10-lobed with 2 lobes opposite each anther and petal
    Pistil
    Ovary elongate, apparently 1-celled, the mesocarpous tissue somewhat spongy or fleshy and with numerous (?resin) cavities, the endocarp thin and becoming stony; style projecting only slightly above the petals, simple, expanded at top into a narrowly mushroom-shaped form and usually marked at top by furrows into (4)5 portions, each of which bears 2 minute tooth-like lobes
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe with a single 1-seeded stone.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Trinidad-Tobago

    Maesopsis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 255 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Suessenguth in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20D: 149 (1953).
    • Pflanzenw. Ost-Afr. C: 255 (1895)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • P.O.A. C: 255 (1895)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © 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