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  1. Family: Thymelaeaceae Juss.
    1. Peddiea Harv.

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

    [FTEA]

    Thymelaeaceae, B. Peterson (University of Göteborg). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees with glabrous branches
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, often clustered at the ends of the branches; leaf-blade lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous, midrib raised on both sides
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or rarely racemose
    Flowers
    Flowers 4–5-merous
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube cylindric
    Corolla
    Petals none
    Stamens
    Stamens 8–10 in two whorls on the upper portion of the calyx-tube
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 2-chambered; disc cup-shaped, entire, dentate or lobed, rarely ciliated; style filiform
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe
    Seeds
    Seed 1 (–2).
    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

    Bark
    Bark fibrous and very tough
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or rarely racemose Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or rarely racemose.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4(5)-merous, bisexual Flowers 4(5)-merous, bisexual.
    Ovary
    Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 2-locular; disk cup-shaped, entire, dentate or lobed, rarely ciliated; style filiform, stigma capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe, ovoid, indehiscent Fruit a drupe, ovoid, indehiscent.
    Distribution
    About 10 species in tropical and SE Africa, and one endemic in Madagascar.
    Habit
    Evergreen shrubs or small trees with glabrous branches. Evergreen shrubs or small trees with glabrous branches
    Stem
    Bark fibrous and very tough.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, simple, often clustered at the ends of the branches; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous, midrib raised on both sides. Leaves alternate, simple, often clustered at the ends of the branches; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous, midrib raised on both sides
    Calyx
    Calyx tube cylindric. Calyx tube cylindric. Petals absent
    Corolla
    Petals absent.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8 or 10 in 2 whorls on the upper portion of the calyx tube; filaments very short; anthers oblong. Stamens 8 or 10 in 2 whorls on the upper portion of the calyx tube; filaments very short; anthers oblong
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 2-locular; disk cup-shaped, entire, dentate or lobed, rarely ciliated; style filiform, stigma capitate.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1(2). Seeds 1(2).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Peddiea Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in J. Bot. (Hooker) 2: 265 (1840)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 248.

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • Fl. Afr. Centr., Thymelaeaceae: 27 (1975).
    • A. Robyns in Fl. Afr. Centr., Thymelaeaceae: 27 (1975).
    • Bull. Jard. Bot. État 13: 334 (1935).
    • Staner in Bull. Jard. Bot. État 13: 334 (1935).
    • Biblioth. Bot. 27, heft 111: 124 (1934).
    • Domke in Biblioth. Bot. 27, heft 111: 124 (1934).
    • J. Bot. 2: 265 (1840).
    • in J. Bot. 2: 265 (1840).

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • A. Robyns in F.A.C. Thymelaeaceae: 27 (1975)
    • Aymonin in Fl. Cameroun 5: 44 (1966)
    • Staner in B.J.B.B. 13: 334 (1935)
    • Domke in Bibl. Bot. 27(111): 124 (1934)
    • H.H.W. Pearson in F.T.A. 6(1): 248 (1910)
    • in J.B. 2: 265 (1840)

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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