1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Placodiscus Radlk.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Understorey trees, probably dioecious
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate; leaflets in 2–9 pairs, glabrous with exceptionally prominent minor vein reticulum
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences borne on the trunk and branches, thyrsoid, pseudo-racemose or spike-like
    Flowers
    Flowers regular; calyx united basally to half way or more, 5-lobed; petals absent; disk circular, broad, forming a flat platform
    Stamens
    Stamens 7–8; filaments folded in bud
    Pistil
    Ovary deeply 3-lobed; style equalling the ovary, 3-grooved
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent, shallowly or deeply lobed or of 1–several scarcely joined mericarps
    Seeds
    Seed without aril.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Placodiscus Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1997 Satabie, B. [309], Cameroon K000093325
    Jan 1, 1997 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1130], Cameroon K000436546
    Jan 1, 1997 Mbani, J. M. [331], Cameroon K000436695
    Burgt, X.M. van der [703], Cameroon K000745712

    First published in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 8: 332 (1878)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 810 (1932).
    • in Sitzb. Math.-Phys. Akad. Münch. 8: 332 (1878)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in E.P. IV, 165: 810 (1932)
    • in E. & P. Pf. III, 5: 321 (1895)
    • in Sitz. Akad. Wiss. München 8: 332 (1878)

    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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