1. Flagellariaceae Dumort.

    1. This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Flagellariaceae, D. M. Napper. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Leaves
Leaves alternate, with split or entire often auricled sheathing bases; blade flat or plicate, with a long acuminate straight or cirriform tip; venation fine, parallel
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle
Flowers
Flowers bracteate, hermaphrodite or dioecious, regular
Perianth
Perianth subpetaloid or glumaceous, of 6 segments in 2 whorls
Androecium
Stamens 6, opposite the perianth-segments; anthers basifixed, dithecous
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, globose, 3-locular, with a short style and 3 linear stigmas
Fruits
Fruit a small drupe, 3–1-seeded
Seeds
Seed hemispheric or spherical
[FWTA]

Flagellariaceae, F.N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Habit
Erect or climbing
Leaves
Leaves sometimes ending in a tendril; leaf-sheath embracing the stem, closed
Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite or dioecious, in terminal panicles
Perianth
Perianth persistent, segments 6, 2-seriately imbricate, dry or somewhat petaloid
Androecium
Stamens 6; anthers 2-locular, introrse, opening lengthwise by slits
Gynoecium
Ovules solitary in each loculus, spreading or pendulous from the central axis Ovary superior, 3-locular; style 3-lobed
Fruits
Fruit indehiscent, fleshy or drupaceous
Seeds
Seeds with copious endosperm

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Flagellariaceae Dumort. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Anal. Fam. Pl. 59, 60. 1829 (1829)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Sources

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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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/
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