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  1. Family: Rosaceae Juss.
    1. Leucosidea Eckl. & Zeyh.

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

    [FZ]

    Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Much-branched, densely leafy, monoecious shrub or small tree.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; leaflets inciso-dentate, the main pairs sometimes alternating with reduced minute ones; stipules adnate to the petiole, sheathing the stem, long-persistent.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, home in dense terminal racemose inflorescences.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube obconical, the mouth almost closed by the annular disk, bearing 2 series, each consisting of 5(6) free elements: outer ones (“epicalyx”-lobes) alternating with inner (calyx-lobes).
    Corolla
    Petals 5(6), soon deciduous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10(12), inserted on the margin of the disk, dimorphic, the shorter ones oppositi-petalous.
    Carpels
    Carpels 2(3); styles terminal, filiform, exserted; stigmas hooked; ovules solitary, pendulous.
    Fruits
    Achenes membranous, enclosed within the persistent indurated calyx-tube, often only one maturing.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Leucosidea Eckl. & Zeyh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral.: 265 (1836)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • Enum. Pl. Afr. Austr. Extratrop.: 265 (1836).

    Sources

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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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