1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Aporrhiza Radlk.

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

    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Habit
    Small to medium-sized, monoecious trees
    Leaves
    Leaves with 2–7(–11) pairs of entire coriaceous leaflets
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal or axillary, paniculate
    Flowers
    Flowers regular; sepals 5, nearly free, densely pubescent; petals 5, clawed, with a small to equally large bilobed scale, shaggy-hairy in the lower half; disk glabrous, lobed
    Stamens
    Stamens (6–)7–8; filaments folded in bud; anthers oblong, sagittate at the base, glabrous
    Pistil
    Ovary bilobed, bilocular; style short
    Fruits
    Fruit with 2 (or 1 by abortion) diverging compressed dehiscent mericarps, externally pubescent with either grey, green or golden hairs, glabrous and reddish inside
    Seeds
    Seeds black, bean-shaped, more than half covered by a yellow or orange aril.
    [FZ]

    Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves paripinnate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal or axillary paniculate thyrse.
    Flowers
    Flowers functionally unisexual, monoecious, actinomorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, slightly shorter than the sepals, unguiculate, each with 2 hairy scales formed by the inflexed margin above the claw.
    Disc
    Disk lobed.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–8.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, loculi 1-ovulate; style short, 2-lobed.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, of 2 divergent scutellate loculicidally dehiscent cocci.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1 in each loculus, with an arillode covering the lower half.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Aporrhiza Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 8: 338 (1878)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1134 (1933).
    • in Sitzb. Math.-Phys. Akad. Münch. 8: 338 (1878)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Sitz.-Ber. Bayer. Akad. 8: 338 (1878).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in E.P. IV, 165: 1134 (1933)
    • in Sitz. Akad. Wiss. München 8: 338 (1878)

    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