1. Family: Achariaceae Harms
    1. Dasylepis Oliv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Flacourtiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Bushes or tall trees with the vegetative parts quite glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate with caducous stipules; lamina entire, serrulate or dentate.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual or male by abortion, in lax racemes or crowded and more or less spicate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4–5, almost free, the outer scarcely smaller, usually orbicular.
    Corolla
    Petals 4–7, imbricate, like the inner sepals but larger, with thick hairy scales adnate at the base within.
    Stamens
    Stamens indefinite, free; anthers linear to narrowly lanceolate, dehiscing longitudinally.
    Pistil
    Ovary free, glabrous or hairy, 1-locular with 2–4 multiovulate placentas; style short or long, simple or divided in the upper half into 2–4 branches, stigmas 2–4, short.
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose capsule with a hard leathery pericarp, style persistent, splitting into 2–4 longitudinal sections.
    Seeds
    Seeds few.
    [FTEA]

    Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees
    Leaves
    Leaves persistent, alternate, entire, dentate or serrate, glabrous, penninerved; stipules caducous
    Inflorescences
    Racemes axillary, solitary; pedicels subtended by several minute bracts
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual or polygamous-monoecious, i.e. the lower ones in the same raceme often ♂ only
    Calyx
    Sepals 8–12, spirally arranged and subequal; outer 3–5 coherent below, thin to chartaceous and generally reddish or pinkish; inner 5–7 ones almost free, membranous and whitish, each with a small thick hairy scale adhering to the base on the inner side
    Stamens
    Stamens 16–30; filaments filiform; anthers linear-oblong, subsagittate, basifixed
    Pistil
    Ovary with 2–4 multi-ovulate placentas; style short, divided distally into (2), 3 or 4 stigmatic branches
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, finally splitting into 3 valves; pericarp coriaceous
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–5, obtusely ovoid-angular; testa hard; endosperm copious; cotyledons flat.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Dasylepis Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 170 (1867)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 123.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Journ. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 170 (1865).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sleumer in E.J. 92: 554 (1972)
    • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21: 394 (1925)
    • in J.L.S. 9: 170 (1865)

    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 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