1. Family: Lecythidaceae A.Rich.
    1. Genus: Scytopetalum Pierre ex Engl.
      1. Scytopetalum tieghemii (A.Chev.) Hutch. & Dalziel

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Scytopetalaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A forest tree, to 60 ft. high, branchlets “weeping”
    Ecology
    Sometimes abundant in relatively moist places
    Flowers
    Flowers white, fragrant when first open in the morning, petals and stamens shrivelling and falling the same evening
    Fruits
    Fruit red when ripe.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone

    Scytopetalum tieghemii (A.Chev.) Hutch. & Dalziel appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Vigne, C. [953], Ghana K000044843
    Vigne, C. [974], Ghana K000044844
    Deighton, F.C. [4283], Sierra Leone K000044822
    Deighton, F.C. [1157], Sierra Leone K000044826
    Chevalier, A. [16252], Ivory Coast K000044835
    Small, D. [627], Sierra Leone K000044824
    Small, D. [627], Sierra Leone K000044825
    Baldwin, J.T. [11134], Liberia K000044831
    Baldwin, J.T. [6982], Liberia K000044832
    Enti, A.A. [R803], Ghana K000044836
    Enti, A.A. [FE1239], Ghana K000044845
    Cooper, G.P. [260], Liberia K000044827
    Cooper, G.P. [356], Liberia K000044828
    Bernardi, L. [8647], Ivory Coast K000044833
    Bernardi, L. [8167], Ivory Coast K000044834
    Thomas, N.W. [1269], Sierra Leone K000044823
    Irvine, F.R. [2236], Ghana K000044837
    Irvine, F.R. [2236], Ghana K000044838
    Chipp, T.F. [209], Ghana K000044839
    Aubréville, M. [62], Ivory Coast K000044829
    Aubréville, M. [94], Ivory Coast K000044830
    Andoh, J.E. [5631], Ghana K000044841
    Andoh, J.E. [5631], Ghana K000044840
    Thompson, H.N. [44], Ghana K000044842

    First published in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 1: 238 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Prance, G.T. & Jongkind, C.C.H. (2015). A revision of African Lecythidaceae Kew Bulletin 70(1; 6): 1-68.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2002). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. II Boissiera 58: 1-401.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 266, t. 232.
    • Kew Bull. 1928: 228
    • F.W.T.A. ed. 1, 1: 238 (1927)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    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/
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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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