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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves persistent, alternate, coriaceous, entire, penninerved, the nerves often steeply ascending, reticulation markedly raised on both faces, petioled, exstipulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, small, solitary, or rarely 2 or 3 together from the same axil, subsessile, subtended by several minute imbricate suborbicular bracts
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5 or 6, uniseriate, imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens indefinite in number, inserted on a flat receptacle, with numerous hairs between the filiform filaments; anthers small; connective generally rather obscure
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk-glands several, small, along the edge of the receptacle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with 2–4 placentas which bear few to numerous ovules; style columnar, often ± deeply 3-lobed or -partite distally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, hardly or tardily and irregularly dehiscent; pericarp coriaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few; testa hard.

Native to:

Aldabra, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania

Ludia Comm. ex Juss. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl.: 343 (1789)

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sleumer in Adansonia, sér. 2, 12: 79 (1972)
  • Gen.: 343 (1789)

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/
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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