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  1. Family: Chrysobalanaceae R.Br.
    1. Magnistipula Engl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

    [FZ]

    Chrysobalanaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or geoxylic sufirutices.
    Leaves
    Lower leaf surface glabrous or with a few strigose hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a many-flowered panicle, usually thyrsoid, sometimes extremely contracted and racemoid.
    Flowers
    Flowers markedly zygomorphic.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle-tube always curved, obliquely campanulate, slightly to strongly gibbous, nearly always markedly oblique at the mouth, always longer than the sepals, glabrous inside only at the base.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, acute, usually very unequal in size.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, longer than the sepals, persistent.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5–9; filaments white, coiled in bud, arcuate at anthesis, scarcely longer than the sepals, flattened at the base and appearing united for at least 1/3 of length; Staminodes appearing partly or completely united to form a short comb- or tongue-like structure.
    Ovary
    Ovary monocarpellary, 1-locular (2-locular in only 1 species), inserted at mouth of receptacle-tube.
    Style
    Style arcuate, scarcely longer than the sepals, glabrous or hairy only at the base.
    Fruits
    Drupe fleshy; endocarp hairy inside, on germination breaking up in an irregular manner.
    Seeds
    Germination hypogeal; first leaves opposite.
    [FTEA]

    Rosaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs with hermaphrodite flowers
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, entire
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube obliquely campanulate, with 5 erect or reflexed lobes, gibbous; receptacle-mouth asymmetrically crateriform
    Corolla
    Petals 5
    Stamens
    Antheriferous stamens included, arcuate, attached to the dorsal rim of the receptacle-mouth; staminodes inserted on the ventral rim, connate towards the base and disposed (in Tropical East African spp.) as a comb or as an elevated tongue
    Pistil
    Ovary with an apical tuft of hairs, unilocular; ovules basal, 2 (apparently only 1 usually developing); style basal, arcuate or ± so, not filiform, neither exserted nor exceeding the stamens, with a tuft of hairs at the base (in Tropical East African spp.)
    Fruits
    Fruit drupaceous, 1-seeded.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Magnistipula Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36: 226 (1905)

    Accepted by

    • Prance, G.T. & Sothers, C.A. (2003). Chrysobalanaceae 1 & 2 Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 9, 10: 1-319, 1-268. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • Bot. Jahrb. 36: 226 (1905).

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • in E. J. 36: 226 (1905)

    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 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