1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Filicium Thwaites

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Mozambique and Sri Lanka.

    [FZ]

    Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves paripinnate with winged rhachis.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a terminal or axillary paniculate thyrse.
    Flowers
    Flowers functionally male or female.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, persistent.
    Corolla
    Petals 5.
    Disc
    Disk lanate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, inserted between the lobes of the disk, sterile in female flowers.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2-locular; loculi 1-ovulate; ovule pendent from the apex of the loculus; pistillode in male flowers.
    Fruits
    Fruit drupaceous, 1–2-locular.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2, without arillode.
    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Habit
    Elegant trees; twigs glabrous, dark grey, warty
    Leaves
    Leaves simple or 1–many-times pinnate, usually including a terminal leaflet; petiole and rhachis winged or not; leaflets with wax dots, glossy
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, narrowly paniculate, each containing both male and female flowers
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, free.
    Corolla
    Petals minute, without claw or scales
    Disc
    Disk circular, densely shaggy-white-hairy
    Stamens
    Stamens 5; anthers dorsifixed, sagittate
    Ovary
    Ovary globose; ovary-rudiment in male flower absent
    Fruits
    Fruit a 1-seeded drupe, purple, glabrous and shining
    Seeds
    Seed without aril; cotyledons contorted.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Comoros, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Bangladesh, Borneo, Fiji, Hawaii, Jawa, Samoa, Trinidad-Tobago

    Filicium Thwaites appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 408 (1864)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Enum. Pl. Zeyl: 408 (1864).
    • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 325 (1862)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1426 (1933)
    • in G.P. 1: 325 (1862)

    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 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