1. Family: Achariaceae Harms
    1. Kiggelaria L.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees with simple and stellate hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves ± persistent, alternate, entire to serrate, petiolate, fugaciously stipulate
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious, the ♂ ones in axillary cyme-like short racemes, the ♀ usually solitary in the axils of the upper leaves Female flowers: sepals and petals similar to those of the ♂ flowers. Ovary sessile, 1-locular, with 2–5 multi-ovulate placentas; styles 2–5, free or connate at base, short; stigmas obtuse Male flowers: stamens 8–12; filaments shorter than the anthers, the latter basifixed, the 2 thecae opening with terminal pores or slits. Rudiment of ovary 0
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, almost free, ± valvate in bud
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, with a rather fleshy scale adnate to the base inside
    Male
    Male flowers: stamens 8–12; filaments shorter than the anthers, the latter basifixed, the 2 thecae opening with terminal pores or slits. Rudiment of ovary 0
    Female
    Female flowers: sepals and petals similar to those of the ♂ flowers. Ovary sessile, 1-locular, with 2–5 multi-ovulate placentas; styles 2–5, free or connate at base, short; stigmas obtuse
    Fruits
    Fruit leathery to almost woody, dehiscing with 2–5 valves
    Seeds
    Seeds 8–10, in a fleshy pulp, the testa surrounded by a viscid ± fleshy aril.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Unarmed shrubs or trees with minute stellate hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, simple, entire or serrulate, exstipulate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, almost free, more or less valvate in bud.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free with a more or less fleshy scale adnate to the base within.
    Flowers
    Female flowers: ovary sessile, 1-locular with 2–5 parietal placentas, ovules ?; styles 2–5, short, free or connate at the base. Male flowers: stamens 8–12, free; filaments shorter than the anthers; anthers 2-thecous, opening by terminal pores. Flowers dioecious. Male flowers in axillary cymes or racemes, female flowers usually solitary in the axils.
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose, woody or slightly fleshy capsule, with 2–5 valves dehiscing from above.
    Seeds
    Seeds few or fairly numerous, testa surrounded by a viscid rather fleshy coating; endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Kiggelaria L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 1037 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Killick, D.J.B. (1976). Flacourtiaceae (including Samydaceae) Flora of Southern Africa 22: 53-92. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 459 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 1037 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 459 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 2: 1037 (1753)

    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