1. Family: Gerrardinaceae M.H.Alford
    1. Gerrardina Oliv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees
    Leaves
    Leaves persistent, alternate, petiolate, penninerved, stipulate
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, in axillary pedunculate cymes; pedicel articulate in the lower third
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, with a cupular receptacle and 5 unequal imbricate sepals, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 5, thin, small, inserted on the margin of the disk, imbricate, alternating with the sepals, caducous
    Disc
    Disk perigynous, cupular, ± adnate to the receptacle
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, opposite the petals, inserted on the margin of the disk; filaments subulate; anthers basifixed
    Pistil
    Ovary at the deepened bottom of the receptacle, almost semi-inferior, 1-locular; placentas 2, each with 2 pendulous ovules; style short; stigma subcapitate or minutely bifid
    Fruits
    Fruit dry or somewhat fleshy, indehiscent, 1–4-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds small; testa reticulate.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, serrate or crenate, stipulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual in axillary, pedunculate cymes.
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate with a cupular receptacle and 5 imbricate sepals.
    Corolla
    Petals 5 inserted on the margin of the disk.
    Disc
    Disk cupular, ± adnate to the receptacle.
    Stamens
    Stamens opposite the petals, inserted on the disk margin.
    Ovary
    Ovary 1-locular; placentas 2, each with 2 anatropous, pendulous ovules.
    Fruits
    Fruit dry or somewhat fleshy, 1–4-seeded, apparently indehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds obovoid or ellipsoid; testa smooth or minutely reticulate, endosperm fleshy.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Gerrardina Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: t. 1075 (1870)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Killick, D.J.B. (1976). Flacourtiaceae (including Samydaceae) Flora of Southern Africa 22: 53-92. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl.: t. 1075 (1870).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 11, t. 1075 (1870)

    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 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