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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Celastraceae, N. K. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, scrambling or climbing, without latex, glabrous; branches terete or flattened or quadrangular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate and foliar on young plants, alternate and bracteose on climbing shoots, opposite and foliar on lateral flowering shoots, petiolate; stipules free, small, triangular, deciduous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pedunculate, dichasial, few-flowered, ± condensed, simple or borne on specialised shoots forming “panicles”, in axil of foliage leaves; bracts persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, imbricate, free, with margin reddish-glandular-fringed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, cream or greenish-yellow to yellow, usually drying reddish, imbricate in bud, erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk intrastaminal, single, ± deeply concave, thick to thin, not or scarcely lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, with filaments thin, united with base of disk; anthers versatile, introrse, with separate thecae dehiscing longitudinally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, sessile, almost free or up to c. 1/3-immersed in the disk, 2-locular, with 2 erect collateral ovules in each loculus; style ± elongated, cylindric, simple; stigma 2-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, fleshy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–3(4), exarillate, with endosperm.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Allocassine N.Robson appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 39: 30 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Bol. Soc. Brot., Sér. 2, 39: 30 (1965).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0