1. Family: Lecythidaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Napoleonaea P.Beauv.
      1. Napoleonaea gossweileri Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Angola to Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Barringtoniaceae, A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Evergreen shrub, up to 1·8 m. high with a woody rootstock.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-10 x 1·2-3·5 cm., oblong-oblanceolate or oblong, blunt or sometimes acuminate at the apex, margin entire, cuneate at the base; midrib and the 6-7 pairs of lateral nerves impressed above, prominent beneath; petiole 3-5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers fragrant, 3·5-5 cm. in diameter, solitary.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle muriculate.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments 6 x 4 mm., ovate, acute, biglandular at the apex.
    Corolla
    Pseudocorolla cup-shaped, c. 35-nerved, pink along the ribs, concolorous inside, sometimes deeper magenta on the ridges, the other verticils white.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2·5-3 cm. in diameter, depressed-globose, verrucose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Napoleonaea gossweileri Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K000225942
    Gossweiler, J. [2609], Angola K000225943

    First published in A.B.Rendle & al., Cat. Pl. Oban: 32 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Prance, G.T. & Jongkind, C.C.H. (2015). A revision of African Lecythidaceae Kew Bulletin 70(1; 6): 1-68.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Liben, L. (1971). Révision du genre africain Napoleonaea P. Beauv. (Lecythidaceae) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 363-382.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Prance, G.T. & Jongkind, C.C.H. (2015). A revision of African Lecythidaceae Kew Bulletin 70(1; 6): 1-68.
    • Liben, L. (1971). Révision du genre africain Napoleonaea P. Beauv. (Lecythidaceae) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 363-382.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
    © 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 2019. 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