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  1. Family: Salicaceae Mirb.
    1. Bivinia Tul.

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

    [FZ]

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

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

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

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Bivinia Tul. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    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)

    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