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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, spreading or straggling, without latex, glabrous; branches lined or angular, sometimes ending in a spine, frequently condensed to form short shoots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spiral or fasciculate (on short shoots), entire or with margin denticulate, petiolate; stipules free, small, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pedunculate, dichasial or sometimes becoming monochasial, many- to few-flowered, simple, in axils of foliage leaves or in clusters on short shoots; bracts persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, pedicellate, with pedicels articulated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals (4)5, subequal, imbricate, free or united at the base, with margin finely ciliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals (4)5, white, imbricate in bud, spreading or suberect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk intrastaminal, single, convex, shallowly (4)5–10-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (4)5, with filaments thin, free, united with base of disk; anthers versatile, introrse, with separate thecae dehiscing longitudinally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary superior, sessile, 1/4–1/2 -immersed in the disk, 3(4–5 ?)-locular, with (2?)3–6 erect ovules in 2 rows in each loculus; style ± elongated, cylindric, simple; stigma 3(4–5 ?)-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit capsular, coriaceous to woody, without emergences, dehiscing loculicidally to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 6–18, glossy, red-brown, with a laciniate fleshy aril forming a complete covering, with fleshy endosperm.

Native to:

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

Putterlickia Endl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gen. Pl.: 1086 (1840)

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 Zambesiaca

  • Gen.: 1086 (1840).

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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