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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Zimbabwe, Madagascar.

[FZ]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual in axillary racemes; bracts small and linear; pedicels articulated near the middle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle very shallow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5–6, valvate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Glands broad and truncate, pubescent, adnate to the base of each sepal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in fascicles alternating with the sepals; filaments folded in bud; anthers very small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular with 4–6 multiovulate placentas; styles 4–6, filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a small dry capsule with 4–6 valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few, with long hairs, endosperm fleshy, cotyledons thin and flat.
Morphology General Habit
Tree with alternate, petiolate, crenate-dentate leaves.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent.

[FTEA]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Tree
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ± deciduous, alternate, petiolate, penninerved, exstipulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, in axillary racemes; bracts linear; pedicels articulate near the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle very shallow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5 or 6, valvate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk-glands broad and truncate, pubescent, adnate to the base of each sepal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in fascicles of 10, alternating with the sepals; filaments folded in bud; anthers very small, globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular, with 4–6 multi-ovulate placentas; styles 4–6, filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule dehiscent with 4–6 valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few, with long hairs; endosperm fleshy.

Native to:

Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Bivinia Tul. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 8: 78 (1857)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Sér. 4, Bot. 8: 78 (1857).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér. 4, 8: 78 (1857)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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