1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Majidea Kirk ex Oliv.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Monoecious tall trees with greyish bark; twigs, leaves and inflorescences initially densely fasciculate-hairy
    Leaves
    Leaves with 4–11 pairs of leaflets; rhachis 4-angled, with lines of simple hairs on the angles; leaflets ovate to lanceolate, slightly asymmetric, entire, glabrescent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, flowers subtended by herbaceous bracts
    Flowers
    Flowers regular; sepals 5, free, concave, herbaceous, externally hairy; petals 4, caducous, without claw or scale; disk a complete circle
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–8(–10); filaments folded in bud, glabrous; anthers sagittate
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-lobed, 3-locular with 2 ovules in each locule; style long, hairy, with a glabrous channelled tip
    Fruits
    Fruit a dehiscent trigonous capsule, opening to reveal 3 bright pink valves
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2 per valve, ovoid, without aril, softly velvety, blue-black; cotyledons spirally arranged.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Hawaii, Trinidad-Tobago

    Majidea Kirk ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: t. 1097 (1871)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1462 (1934).
    • in Hook. Ic. Pl. t. 1097 (1871)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1462 (1934)
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 11, t. 1097 (1871)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
    © 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