1. Family: Celastraceae R.Br.
    1. Pterocelastrus Meisn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs, without latex, glabrous; branches lined or angular.
    Leaves
    Leaves spiral, entire, petiolate; stipules free, small, thick, deciduous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence pedunculate or rarely sessile, dichasial, ± numerous-flowered, simple, in axil of foliage leaves or rarely in axil of bracts forming “panicles”; bracts persistent.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, pedicellate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, unequal, imbricate, ± united, with margin entire to subentire.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, white or greenish-white to cream or pale yellow, imbricate in bud, spreading.
    Disc
    Disk inside stamens, single, ± shallowly concave, thin, not or scarcely lobed or crenulate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, with filaments thin, united with base of disk; anthers versatile, introrse, with separate thecae dehiscing longitudinally.
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, sessile, almost free or up to 1/2-immersed in the disk, (2)3-locular, with 2 erect collateral ovules in each loculus; style ± short, cylindric, simple; stigma (2)3-branched.
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, often waxy or fleshy, with horn- or wing-like emergences.
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–3, glossy, red-brown, almost covered by a thin yellow aril, with fleshy endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Pterocelastrus Meisn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Timberlake, J. [5048], Mozambique K000613427
    Timberlake, J. [5128], Mozambique K000613508
    Timberlake, J. [5131], Mozambique K000613511

    First published in Pl. Vasc. Gen. 1: 68 (1837)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen.: 68 (1837).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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