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

[FZ]

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

Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate; stipule; free, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pedunculate, cymose, dichasial, simple, without axillary branches, axillary and sometimes terminal; bracts persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, imbricate, free or ± united.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals (4) 5, imbricate in buds Disk absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–5, with filaments united at the base, erect or incurved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
anthers versatile, apical or introrse (? rarely extrorse), with thecae ± confluent, dehiscing transversely; pollen in tetrads.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, 3-locular, with 5–16 axile ovules per loculus, sessile; style absent; stigmas 3, free, divergent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 3 capsular mericarps united at the base; mericarps dorsiventrally flattened, dehiscing by the median suture.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Germination epigeal (1 species). Seeds with long winged stalks as in Hippocratea.
Cytology
Chromosome number: 2n=56 (1 species).
Morphology General Habit
Lianes or ± scandent shrubs, with latex.

[FTEA]

Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew and R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous lianes; older stems with a star-shaped cross-section
Morphology General Exudate
Latex present
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules extra-petiolar, reduced, sharply acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in axillary dichotomous cymes, sometimes grouped into panicles, many-flowered, glabrous, no accessory flowers or branches present; bracts opposite, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, (4–)5-merous; buds globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals imbricate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, incurved; anthers with introrse, transverse dehiscence
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen in tetrads, tricolporate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 3-locular; ovules 4–16 per locule; stigma subsessile, trilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 3 mericarps each with 2 caducous valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Germination epigeal. Seeds winged, with a marginal and a submedian vein (the raphe), inserted into compressed pocket-like structures at the point of attachment

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Campylostemon Welw. ex Benth. & Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Morton, J.K. [K 312], Cameroon K000052253
Thomas, D.W. [4802], Cameroon K000105911
Maitland, T.D. [1747], Cameroon K000028264
Etuge, M. [298], Cameroon K000029500

First published in Gen. Pl. 1: 998 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 1: 365
  • Lawalrée in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 18: 249 (1947).
  • Loes. in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 13: 565 (1937)
  • in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20B: 111, fig. 32 (1942)
  • in J. Linn. Soc. 10: 44 (1867)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 998 (1862).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Loes. in N.B.G.B. 13: 563 (1937)
  • N. Hallé in Fl. Gabon 29: 264 (1986)
  • N. Robson in F.Z. 2: 417 (1966)
  • R. Wilczek in F.C.B. 9: 175 (1960)
  • in Fl. Cameroun 32: 224 (1990)
  • in G.P. 1: 998 (1862)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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