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  1. Family: Salicaceae Mirb.
    1. Trimeria Harv.

      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, (3–)5–9-nerved from the base, petiolate, glandular-serrate-crenate or -sinuate-dentate; stipules conspicuous, often foliaceous, finally caducous
    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
    Calyx
    Sepals 3–5, slightly connate at the base, subimbricate
    Corolla
    Petals 3–5, similar to the sepals, imbricate
    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
    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
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved, subcoriaceous, 1–2(rarely–3)-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds arillate; testa crustaceous, finely pitted.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, 5–9-nerved from the base, margins serrate or dentate.
    Stipules
    Stipules caducous, sometimes foliose.
    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.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved, 1–3-seeded.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Trimeria Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    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)

    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 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