1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Antherotoma Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FTEA]

    Melastomataceae, G. E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Erect annual
    Flowers
    Flowers in heads, 4-merous
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube ovoid-urceolate; lobes persistent, alternating with slender setose intersepalar appendages
    Corolla
    Petals obovate, with an apical tuft of hairs
    Stamens
    Stamens equal; anthers oblong-elliptic, truncate, with a large pore; connective produced below the anther, arched and with 2 tubercular anterior appendages at the junction of the filament
    Ovary
    Ovary partly adherent to the calyx-tube, convex, with a small setose crown around the style-base
    Fruits
    Capsule enclosed in the dry calyx-tube, valvate
    Seeds
    Seeds small, cochleate.
    [FZ]

    Melastomataceae, R. & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Delicate annual herbs with slender indistinctly 4-gonous stem.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4-merous.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle broadly campanulate.
    Calyx
    Sepals long-persistent; intersepalar segments present.
    Corolla
    Petals obovate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8, equal, straight, yellow; pedoconnective somewhat long with anterior bilobed appendage at the base; anthers obovate-oblong, dehiscing at the truncate apex by a large pore.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-locular, the lower half adnate to the receptacle; style filiform; stigma punctiform.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4-valved.
    Seeds
    Seeds cochleate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Antherotoma Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Pl. 1(3): 745 (1867)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 2: 444.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 745 (1867).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in G.P. 1: 745 (1867)

    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