1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Chytranthus Hook.f.

      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 trees or shrubs, often of palm-like habit with unbranched trunks
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate, large; leaflets many, glabrous, some with epidermal glands
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence arising variously from roots, trunk or branches, pseudoracemose or thyrsoid; plants probably usually dioecious
    Flowers
    Flowers slightly irregular with 4 petals crowded to one side and the stamens or ovary at the opposite side; calyx unequally 5-lobed, united into a cup to half-way or more; petals 4, oblong, clawed, with a tongue-like scale up to 2/3 as long as the limb and sometimes bearing a simple or lobed appendage on its abaxial side; disk asymmetrical, lobed
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–8(–15); filaments conspicuously hairy; anthers pilose or glabrous
    Pistil
    Ovary lobed, 3–several-locular; style entire
    Fruits
    Fruit an indehiscent lobed or ribbed drupe
    Seeds
    Seed 1 per locule without arils.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Chytranthus Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Fay, J.M. [8495], Central African Republic 63383.000
    Ujor, E.U. [FHI 29262], Cameroon K000093274

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 403 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 782 (1932).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 429
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 782 (1932)
    • G.P. 1: 403 (1862)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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