1. Family: Euphorbiaceae Juss.
    1. Crotonogynopsis Pax

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania and N. Mozambique.

    [FTEA]

    Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

    Habit
    Dioecious or monoecious shrubs or small trees with a simple indumentum
    Leaves
    Leaves  alternate, very shortly petiolate or subsessile, elobate, shallowly repand or denticulate, minutely glandular beneath towards the base, penninerved
    Stipules
    Stipules very fugacious
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences unisexual, racemose, the ♂ ones fascicled, arising from the old wood, the ♀ axillary, laxly flowered; ♂ flowers 1–2 per bract, ♀ 1 per bract
    Flowers
    Male flowers: pedicels jointed; calyx ovoid and acute in bud, later valvately 2–3(–5)-partite, hyaline; petals 0; disc-glands numerous, free, disposed amongst the stamens; stamens (10–)12–15, filaments free, the anthers elliptic-oblong, apiculate, dorsifixed, introrse and extrorse, the thecae partially free at the base, longitudinally dehiscent, the connective narrow; pistillode 0 Female flowers: sepals 4–5, ? imbricate; petals 0; disc hypocrateriform, with 4–5 marginal lobes alternating with the sepals; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, ± free or slightly connate at the base, bipartite to multifid and papillose at the apices
    Male
    Male flowers: pedicels jointed; calyx ovoid and acute in bud, later valvately 2–3(–5)-partite, hyaline; petals 0; disc-glands numerous, free, disposed amongst the stamens; stamens (10–)12–15, filaments free, the anthers elliptic-oblong, apiculate, dorsifixed, introrse and extrorse, the thecae partially free at the base, longitudinally dehiscent, the connective narrow; pistillode 0
    Female
    Female flowers: sepals 4–5, ? imbricate; petals 0; disc hypocrateriform, with 4–5 marginal lobes alternating with the sepals; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule; styles 3, ± free or slightly connate at the base, bipartite to multifid and papillose at the apices
    Fruits
    Fruit trilobate, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody; columella persistent, triquetrous
    Seeds
    Seeds ovoid, ecarunculate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Crotonogynopsis Pax appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 328 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 7: 14 (1914).
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 924
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(7): 14(1914)
    • Prain in F.T.A. 6(1): 924 (1912)
    • in E.J. 26: 328 (1899)

    Sources

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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