1. Family: Connaraceae R.Br.
    1. Burttia Baker f. & Exell

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree with unifoliolate, long-petioled leaves
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, few-flowered, axillary
    Flowers
    Flowers with dimorphic androecium and gynoecium
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, imbricate in bud, very shortly connate at base, persisting in fruit
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, subequal, larger than sepals
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, five episepalous longer than five epipetalous; filaments connate for short distance at base
    Carpels
    Carpel solitary; ovary densely hairy; style simple with broadened papillose stigma
    Ovules
    Ovules 1–3, usually 2, inserted towards apex of ventral suture
    Fruits
    Fruit a sub cylindrical follicle, densely pubescent Dehiscence by ventral suture
    Seeds
    Seed narrowly ovoid; aril lobate, spreading laterally from sides of hilum; embryo straight; cotyledons flattened, embedded in copious endosperm.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree with 1-foliolate long-petioled deciduous leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, axillary, few-flowered.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous with androecium and gynoecium dimorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, imbricate in bud, very shortly connate at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, subequal, larger than sepals.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, 5 antisepalous ones longer than the 5 antipetalous ones.
    Carpels
    Carpel 1.
    Ovules
    Ovules (1)2(3), inserted near the apex of the ventral suture.
    Fruits
    Fruit a densely pubescent follicle, dehiscing by the ventral suture.
    Seeds
    Seed narrowly ovoid; aril lobate, spreading laterally from the sides of the hilum; embryo straight; cotyledons flattened; endosperm copious.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia

    Burttia Baker f. & Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 69: 249 (1931)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Schellenb. in Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 127: 96 (1938).
    • in Journ. of Bot. 69: 249 (1931).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in J.B. 69: 249 (1931)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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