1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Macphersonia Blume

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small trees or shrubs, dioecious in the Flora area
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate (not in East Africa) or bipinnate; leaflets entire
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a paniculate or unbranched thyrse
    Flowers
    Flowers regular; sepals 5, free, imbricate; petals 5, small, clawed, infolded at the lateral margins to produce 2 scales; disk circular, flat, barely lobed
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–8; filaments folded in bud; anthers sagittate at the base; staminodes similar with shorter filaments
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-locular, spherical; style 3-furrowed
    Fruits
    Fruit a spherical capsule without exterior dehiscence lines, splitting into 3 valves (but material from our area indehiscent or only partially splitting at apex)
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–3 per capsule, each largely covered by a fleshy aril.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves abruptly bipinnate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a paniculate or racemoid thyrse.
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious, actinomorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, petaloid, free almost to the base.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, small, unguiculate, each with 2 linear scales at the base formed by infolding of the margin.
    Disc
    Disk annular, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–8.
    Ovary
    Ovary (2)3-locular; loculi 1-ovulate; pistillode very small in male flowers.
    Fruits
    Fruit baccate, usually 1–2-locular and 1–2 seeded (by abortion).
    Seeds
    Seed with a thin arillode.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Macphersonia Blume appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rumphia 3: 156 (1847 publ. 1849)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Rumphia, 3: 156 (1847).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Capuron in Mém. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat., Paris, 19: 117 (1969)
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 888 (1932)
    • Rumphia 3: 156 (1847)

    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