1. Family: Theaceae Mirb. ex Ker Gawl.
    1. Balthasaria Verdc.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Theaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

    Habit
    Evergreen trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, simple, papery or subcoriaceous ; margins closely serrate ; lateral nerves numerous
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary in the leaf-axils ; bracts 2, persistent
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, imbricate, concave, persistent, very unequal, the outer ones the shorter
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, connivent in a tube
    Stamens
    Stamens uniseriate, 15–35, free amongst themselves but adnate to the corolla at the base
    Ovary
    Ovary 4–5-locular, many-ovuled
    Pistil
    Style long, filiform ; stigma slightly 5-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent, enclosed in the persistent sepals
    Seeds
    Seeds many in each locule, small, reniform, shining.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Gulf of Guinea Is., Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Balthasaria Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 23: 469 (1969)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    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