1. Family: Meliaceae Juss.
    1. Ekebergia Sparrm.

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

    [FTEA]

    Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Trees or shrubs
    Indumentum
    Indumentum of simple hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual (plant dioecious), in contracted panicles
    Calyx
    Calyx (4–)5(–6)-lobed in upper half
    Corolla
    Petals (4–)5, free, imbricate
    Stamens
    Staminal tube cup-shaped, filaments completely fused or almost so, without appendages; anthers usually 10, hairy or glabrous, inserted on the rim of the staminal tube, scarcely apiculate; antherodes very slender
    Disc
    Disk in ♂ flowers annular or patelliform, partly fused to base of staminal tube and ovary, in ♀ flowers a small swelling fused to the base of the ovary
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–5(–6)-locular; locules with 2 superposed ovules; style short and stout; style-head capitate, with 2–5 indistinct stigmatic lobes; pistillode slender, sometimes with vestigial ovules
    Fruits
    Drupe with 2–4(–6), l(–2)- seeded pyrenes.
    [FZ]

    Meliaceae, F. White & B. T. Styles. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious, with little external difference between the sexes, but with well-developed vestiges of the opposite sex, borne in axillary cymose panicles or extra-axillary towards the base of the current year's growth.
    Calyx
    Calyx lobed in upper half, lobes (4) 5, deltate or rounded.
    Corolla
    Petals (4) 5, free, much longer than the calyx in bud, imbricate.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube shortly cylindric, margin more or less entire or shallowly divided to form 8–10 teeth each bearing an anther or antherode; appendages absent; anthers less than 1 mm. long, ^ oblong, scarcely apiculate; antherodes more than 1 mm. long, narrowly pyramidal, apiculate, without pollen-sacs.
    Disc
    Disk annular, free from the ovary but fused at the base to the base of the staminal tube, glabrous outside, densely setulose-hairy on margin and inner face.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–5-locular, each loculus with 2 superposed ovules; style very short, style-head capitate, surmounted by 2–5 indistinct erect stigmatic lobes.
    Ovary
    Vestigial ovary similar to the functional ovary but more slender, with loculi and sometimes with vestigial ovules.
    Fruits
    Drupe with 2–4 pyrenes.
    Seeds
    Seeds mostly one per loculus; testa fleshy and resembling an aril.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Ascension

    Ekebergia Sparrm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Handl. 1779: 282 (1779)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Harms in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19B, 1: 119 (1940).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 332
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Svensk. Vet. Akad. Handl. 40: 282, t. 9 (1779).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Sv. Vet. Akad. Handl. 40: 282, t. 9 (1779)

    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