1. Family: Achariaceae Harms
    1. Rawsonia Harv. & Sond.

      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
    Leaves
    Leaves persistent, alternate, rather leathery, entire to crenate or spinulose-serrate, petiolate, penninerved, stipulate
    Flowers
    Flowers small, white or pinkish, polygamous, i.e. the lower ones in the same inflorescence generally ♂, the upper 1–3 hermaphrodite or ♀, in axillary spike-like racemes
    Perianth
    Perianth spirally arranged, consisting of 4–6 free, imbricate, concave and unequal sepals (the outer ones the smallest, the inner ones gradually larger), and 4–8 petals, similar to the sepals but successively larger towards the centre of the flower, and each bearing a fleshy glabrous or hairy scale-like basal appendage
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, biseriate in the hermaphrodite, multiseriate in the ♂ flowers, the inner row arising from the receptacle, the outer row attached at the base of the “scales”; filaments short; anthers subsagittate
    Pistil
    Ovary on a concave receptacle, 1-locular, with 3–5 multi-ovulate placentas; style very short; stigmas 3–4(–5), radiate
    Fruits
    Fruit berry-like when first ripe, but tardily longitudinally dehiscent when dry into 3–5 sections; pericarp hard
    Seeds
    Seeds few, subglobose-angular; aril pergamaceous.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Evergreen shrubs or small trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; lamina often rather leathery, usually oblong or elliptic-oblong, margins spinulose-serrate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in axillary spike-like or lax racemes, bisexual or male.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4–5, free, imbricate, concave, unequal.
    Corolla
    Petals similar to the sepals but rather larger, with petaloid scales larger than the petals, opposite each petal, and with a fleshy gland at their base.
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, the inner row arising from the receptacle, the outer attached at the base to the petaloid scales.
    Pistil
    Ovary on a convex receptacle, 1-locular with 4–5 parietal multiovulate placentas; style very short; stigmas 4–5.
    Fruits
    Fruit berry-like when first ripe but tardily longitudinally dehiscent when dry into 4–5 sections.
    Seeds
    Seeds few, subglobose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Rawsonia Harv. & Sond. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Timberlake, J. [6017], Malawi K000614726

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 1: 67 (1860)

    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
    • F.C. 1: 67 (1860).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21:394 (1925)
    • in Fl. Cap. 1: 67 (1860)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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