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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves persistent, alternate, (3–)5–9-nerved from the base, petiolate, glandular-serrate-crenate or -sinuate-dentate; stipules conspicuous, often foliaceous, finally caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, small, sessile, solitary or in glomerules along the rhachis of spike-like, simple or panicled axillary racemes Male flowers: disk-glands 3–5, opposite the sepals. Stamens 9–15, in bundles of 3 (rarely 4), alternating with the disk-glands; anthers minute. Rudiment of ovary minute Female flowers : stamens 0. Ovary sessile, surrounded at the base by 3–5 flattish disk-glands, 1-locular, with 3 parietal placentas borne high up on the ovary-wall, each bearing 1–3 pendent ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3–5, slightly connate at the base, subimbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3–5, similar to the sepals, imbricate
sex Male
Male flowers: disk-glands 3–5, opposite the sepals. Stamens 9–15, in bundles of 3 (rarely 4), alternating with the disk-glands; anthers minute. Rudiment of ovary minute
sex Female
Female flowers : stamens 0. Ovary sessile, surrounded at the base by 3–5 flattish disk-glands, 1-locular, with 3 parietal placentas borne high up on the ovary-wall, each bearing 1–3 pendent ovules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3-valved, subcoriaceous, 1–2(rarely–3)-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds arillate; testa crustaceous, finely pitted.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, 5–9-nerved from the base, margins serrate or dentate.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules caducous, sometimes foliose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, with the males in axillary panicles and the females in spiciform racemes. Male flowers: perianth of 6–10 lobes in two rows, the inner slightly larger, disk glands opposite the outer perianth segments, stamens 9–12 in bundles of 3–4, alternating with the disk glands. Female flowers: perianth as in the male but with smaller lobes and glands, ovary sessile, 1-locular with 3 parietal placentas borne high up on the ovary wall, each bearing near its base 1–3 ascending anatropous ovules.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3-valved, 1–3-seeded.

Native to:

Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Trimeria Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. S. Afr. Pl., Suppl.: 417 (1838)

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. S. Afr. Pl.: 417 (1838).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sleumer in E.J. 94: 302 (1974)
  • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21: 429 (1925)
  • Gen. S. Afr. Pl., Suppl.: 417 (1838)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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