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  1. Family: Salicaceae Mirb.
    1. Ludia Comm. ex Juss.

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

    [FTEA]

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

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

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

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

    Bibliography

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

    Sources

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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