1. Family: Icacinaceae Miers
    1. Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth.

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

    [FTEA]

    Icacinaceae, G. Ll. Lucas. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Shrubs or climbers
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, entire, petiolate
    Flowers
    Flowers in ± axillary fascicles, hermaphrodite, regular
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, united at the base to give minute deltoid lobes, imbricate, persistent in fruit
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, valvate, linear-lanceolate
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, free, alternating with the petals; filaments subulate; anthers oblong
    Pistil
    Ovary unilocular; style eccentric, filiform, persistent; stigma small, capitate or discoid; ovules 2, pendulous
    Fruits
    Fruit a drupe flattened through the longitudinal axis.
    [FZ]

    Icacinaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Shrubs or lianes.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, pedicellate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences supra-axillary.
    Calyx
    Calyx small, 5-fid.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, valvate, free.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5; filaments compressed below, filiform above, alternipetalous.
    Ovary
    Ovary with an excentric style.
    Fruits
    Fruit with a persistent style.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2011 Cheek, M. [11223], Cameroon K000339850

    First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 259 (1849)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Sleumer in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 20B: 368 (1942).
    • in Hook. Fl. Nigrit. 259 (1849)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 259 (1849).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sleumer in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2 20B: 368 (1942)
    • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 259, t. 28 (1849)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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