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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Cecropiaceae, C. C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Trees with stilt-roots
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina peltate, radially incised; stipules fully amplexicaul, connate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences bracteate Pistillate inflorescences clavate-capitate, somewhat compressed; perianth tubular; stigma subpeltate Staminate inflorescences branched; flowers in globose glomerules; perianth 2-lobed; stamen 1
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences branched; flowers in globose glomerules; perianth 2-lobed; stamen 1
sex Female
Pistillate inflorescences clavate-capitate, somewhat compressed; perianth tubular; stigma subpeltate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth slightly enlarged and fleshy, greenish; fruit free, endocarp crustaceous; mesocarp mucilaginous; exocarp membranaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed small, with endosperm.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Musanga C.Sm. ex R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J.H.Tuckey, Narr. Exped. Zaire: 453 (1818)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 238.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • De Ruiter in B.J.B.B. 46: 496 (1976)
  • in Tuckey, Narr. Exped. R. Zaire, App.: 453 (1818)

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 2021. 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 2021. 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