1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Lepisanthes Blume

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Western Australia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate; leaflets opposite or alternate, the lowermost often reduced and sometimes stipule-like
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, paniculate or simple
    Flowers
    Flowers regular; sepals 4–5, petaloid, unequal, free, strongly imbricate; petals (0–)4–5, scale simple or complicated; disk complete, convex
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–18, mostly ± 8
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–3-lobed with 1 ovule per lobe; style entire
    Fruits
    Fruit of 1–3 mericarps, indehiscent
    Seeds
    Aril absent.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Medium-sized trees or shrubs, sometimes subscandent.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually paripinnate, rarely simple (not in our area) or tending to be imparipinnate, very shortly petiolate; leaflets 1–5-jugate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a paniculate or racemoid thyrse, axillary or terminal on short shoots.
    Flowers
    Flowers spuriously polygamous, usually monoecious.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, 2 exterior ones smaller.
    Corolla
    Petals (2–4)5, each with a small hairy scale at the base.
    Disc
    Disk patelliform, 5-crenate or 5-lobed, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–8, inserted inside the disk; filaments pilose.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2(3)-locular; loculi 1-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit drupaceous, 2(3)-coccous (often 1-coccous by abortion).
    Seeds
    Seed without arillode.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zaïre

    Lepisanthes Blume appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 237 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Buerki, S., Callmander, M.W., Lowry II, P.P. & Phillipson, P.B. (2009). A synoptic revision of the genus Lepisanthes Blume (Sapindaceae) in Madagascar Adansonia, III, 31: 301-309.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Fl. Males., ser. 1, 11: 627 (1994)
    • Leenh. in Blumea 17: 33–91 (1969)
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 726 (1932)
    • Bijdr.: 237 (1825)

    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

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    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