1. Family: Celastraceae R.Br.
    1. Apodostigma R.Wilczek

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

    Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew and R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

    Habit
    Tall unarmed lianes; older stems subterete, weakly grooved
    Exudate
    Latex absent
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or slightly subopposite; blade entire to shallowly dentate
    Stipules
    Stipules minute, free, inserted at the nodes
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of axillary dichotomous cymes with equal branches and a terminal flower at each fork
    Flowers
    Flowers small, pedicellate, congested; young buds globose
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, imbricate
    Corolla
    Petals 5, not spreading but rather arcuate, 4 of them ± equally arched giving the flower a somewhat zygomorphic appearance
    Disc
    Disc divided into 3 crescent-shaped substaminal lobes, each of which enfolds a stamen
    Stamens
    Stamens 3, with very short, broad filaments; anthers extrorse, dehiscing by a transverse slit; pollen small, simple, tricolporate
    Pistil
    Ovary with 3 locules, each with 2 ovules; stigmas 3, sessile, together forming a ± triangular organ which exceeds the stamens, each stigma curved down over an anther
    Fruits
    Fruit of 3 flattened mericarps each of which dehisces by median sutures into 2 caducous valves
    Seeds
    Germination epigeal. Seeds 2 in each mericarp, winged, the wing with a marginal vein and a submedian vein (the raphe); cotyledons not united; radicle acute and prominent

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Apodostigma R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 26: 402 (1956)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • N. Hallé in Adansonia, sér. 2, 17: 404 (1978)
    • Van Campo & N. Hallé in Mém. I.F.A.N. 64: 94 (1962)
    • R. Wilczek in F.C.B. 9: 42 (1960)
    • N. Hallé, Thèses Fac. Sci. Univ. Paris, Monogr. Hipp. Afr. Occ.: 91 (1958)
    • in B.J.B.B. 26, 4: 402 (1956)

    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