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This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa.

[FTEA]

Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves paripinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers unisexual (plants monoecious)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx (4–)5-lobed almost to the base, lobes ovate or suborbicular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals (4–)5, free, slightly contorted, boat-shaped and spreading in open flower
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube urceolate, ending in (8–) 10 bifid, reflexed lobes, the anthers inserted between the deltate teeth of the lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk annular, surrounding the base of the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 4–5-locular, each locule with 4–6 ovules; style-head discoid, upper surface with 4–5 radiating stigmatic ridges
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an erect, narrowly clavifonn, woody, septifragal capsule, opening from the apex by 5 divergent valves which remain attached at the base and connected by a fibrous network; columella woody, extending to the apex of the capsule, sharply 4–5-angled, indented with the imprints of the seeds; seed-scars inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds winged, 4–5 per locule, attached by the seed-end to the distal part of the columella.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Pseudocedrela Harms appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 153 (1895)

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19B, 1: 67 (1940).
  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 22: 153 (1895)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Pennington & Styles in Blumea 22: 520 (1975)
  • in E.J. 22: 153 (1895)

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