1. Family: Connaraceae R.Br.
    1. Agelaea Sol. ex Planch.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Hainan, Indo-China to Malesia.

    [FZ]

    Connaraceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Fruits
    Fruit 1–3-follicular; dehiscence by the ventral suture; pericarp tomentose.
    Seeds
    Seed ± ovoid, testa dark and shining; aril basal, obliquely cupuliform; cotyledons plano-convex, radicle apical; endosperm absent.
    Habit
    Woody lianes, scandent shrubs or small trees; usually with fascicled hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-foliolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a large many-flowered panicle.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous; androecium and gynoecium heteromorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals imbricate, with a dense brown indumentum, usually fringed with glandular hairs.
    Corolla
    Petals longer than the sepals, often slightly connate near the base, glabrous.
    Filaments
    Filaments connate at the base, terete, glabrous.
    Carpels
    Carpels pilose; stigma expanded and sometimes flattened; ovules basally inserted.
    [FTEA]

    Connaraceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

    Habit
    Climbing shrubs, small trees or lianes; young branches, inflorescences, etc., usually with stiff fascicled hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves trifoliolate, leaflets usually entire, lateral leaflets oblique
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a large terminal or axillary many-flowered panicle
    Flowers
    Flowers pentamerous, androecium and gynoecium heteromorphic
    Calyx
    Sepals imbricate, with dense brown indumentum, usually fringed with glandular hairs
    Corolla
    Petals longer than sepals, often slightly connate at base, glabrous
    Filaments
    Filaments connate at base, terete, glabrous
    Carpels
    Carpels pilose; stigma expanded and sometimes flattened; ovules basally inserted
    Fruits
    Fruit an obovoid or pyriform follicle, base constricted; dehiscence by ventral suture, pericarp peeling and curling back to expose seed; pericarp velutinous
    Seeds
    Seed ± ovoid, testa dark and shining; aril basal, obliquely cupuliform, somewhat fleshy, cotyledons plano-convex, radicle apical, endosperm nil.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Borneo, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Agelaea Sol. ex Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [10109], Cameroon K000085728

    First published in Linnaea 23: 437 (1850)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Schellenb. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Connarac. 65 (1938).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 453
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Schellenb. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 127: 65 (1938).
    • in Linnaea, 23: 437 (1850).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Schellenb. in E.P. IV. 127: 65 (1938)
    • in Linnaea 23: 437 (1850)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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