1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Pappea Eckl. & Zeyh.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Evergreen monoecious trees or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, petiolate, in clusters at the tips of branches
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a lax or dense thyrse of yellow flowers
    Calyx
    Calyx opening precociously to reveal the anthers, in male flowers cup-like, barely 5-lobed, in female flowers lobed to halfway
    Corolla
    Petals minute (?sometimes absent)
    Stamens
    Stamens 8(–10);filaments very short in bud
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-lobed; stigma 3-furrowed
    Fruits
    Fruit a spherical mericarp, containing a single seed, dehiscing along a vertical suture into 2 valves; all 3 mericarps developed or if not then 1–2 abortive at base of fertile one
    Seeds
    Seed ovoid to spherical; aril red, fleshy, enclosing the seed.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence an axillary racemoid thyrse.
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious, actinomorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, connate to form a cupuliform calyx.
    Corolla
    Petals (4)5(6), each with 2 hairy scales at the base.
    Disc
    Disk annular.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8–10; anthers with an apical gland.
    Ovary
    Ovary 3-locular; loculi 1-ovulate.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, 3-coccous (often reduced to 1 by abortion).
    Seeds
    Seed with a lobed arillode.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Pappea Eckl. & Zeyh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral.: 53 (1835)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Enum. Pl. Afr. Austr. Extratrop. 1: 53 (1834–35?).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1012 (1933)
    • Enum. Pl. Afr. Austr.: 53 (1834)

    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