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

[FZ]

Cecropiaceae, C. C. Berg. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, often with stilt-roots.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina basally attached, palmately incised (sometimes entire); stipules fully amplexicaul, connate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pistillate inflorescences globose-capitate; perianth 2–3-lobed, stigma tongue-shaped. Staminate inflorescences branched; flowers in spike-like to globose glomerules; tepals 3–4; stamens 3–4. Inflorescences bracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy, yellow to orange-red; fruit adnate to the perianth, endocarp woody.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed large, without endosperm.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, often with stilt-roots
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Lamina basally attached, palmately incised in Flora area, elsewhere sometimes entire; stipules fully amplexicaul, connate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences bracteate Pistillate inflorescences globose-capitate; perianth 2–3-lobed; stigma tongue-shaped Staminate inflorescences branched; flowers in spike-like to globose glomerules; tepals 3–4; stamens 3–4
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences branched; flowers in spike-like to globose glomerules; tepals 3–4; stamens 3–4
sex Female
Pistillate inflorescences globose-capitate; perianth 2–3-lobed; stigma tongue-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth enlarged, fleshy, yellow to orange-red; fruit adnate to the perianth; endocarp woody
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed large, without endosperm.

Native to:

Angola, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Myrianthus P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Etuge, M. [2003], Cameroon K000437259
Etuge, M. [2003], Cameroon K000460116

First published in Fl. Oware 1: 16 (1805)

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: 230.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • De Ruiter in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.46: 472 (1976).
  • Fl. Oware1: 16 (1805).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • De Ruiter in B.J.B.B. 46: 472 (1976)
  • Fl. Oware 1: 16 (1805)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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