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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree, without latex, glabrous; branches subterete or slightly flattened or angular, unarmed, not forming short shoots
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spiral, crenate-dentate, petiolate; stipules filiform, glandular-fimbriate, caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pedunculate, dichasial, single in axils of foliage leaves; bracts ± persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, shortly pedicellate, with pedicels articulated at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, unequal, imbricate, free, with margin glandular-fimbriate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, imbricate in bud, spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, with filaments slightly flattened, arising below the disc; anthers basifixed, introrse, ?deciduous, with separate thecae dehiscing longitudinally
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc intrastaminal, single, flat, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, sessile, half-immersed in the disc, (? 4–)5-locular, with 2 erect collateral ovules in each locule; style very short, thick, simple; stigma 5-branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit indehiscent, with 4–5 semicircular wings
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed solitary, exarillate, ? with endosperm.

Native to:

Tanzania

Platypterocarpus Dunkley & Brenan appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 3: 47 (1948)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in K.B. 3: 47 (1948)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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