1. Family: Passifloraceae Juss. ex Roussel
    1. Barteria Hook.f.

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

    [FTEA]

    Passifloraceae, W. J. J. O. de Wildem (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees without tendrils; branchlets usually hollow, at least in part, often inflated, perforated, and inhabited by ants, pubescent or glabrescent
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or subdistichous, not lobed, elliptic to lanceolate, usually leathery, subsessile or petiole short, often shortly winged, decurrent on the branchlets or not; margin finely crenulate to subentire, set with many small glands; nerves pinnate; stipules small, caducous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, sessile, up to 4-flowered fascicles, or horseshoe-shaped, 4–9-flowered, or flowers solitary; bracts numerous, imbricate, brown
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile, hermaphrodite, large, fragrant; hypanthium thickish, shallowly cup-shaped
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, large, imbricate, free
    Corolla
    Petals 5, imbricate, resembling the sepals
    Corona
    Corona double, the outer membranous, tubiform, straight or ± folded, with laciniate edge, the inner low, fleshy, with shallowly lobed edge
    Stamens
    Stamens many, nearly hypogynous, ± arranged in 2 rows; filaments united into a tube for the lower one-fourth to half; anthers oblong-linear, 2-thecous, sub-basifixed
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile, placentas 3–4, many-ovuled; style single, conspicuous, thick, intruding in the stigma; stigma large, variable in shape, hemi-globose to obtuse-conical, smooth, entire or distally ± (3–)4-lobed, or rarely distinctly 4-lobed, often larger than the ovary
    Fruits
    Fruit coriaceous, ? indehiscent but showing (3–)4 valve-sutures, subglobose, subsessile
    Seeds
    Seeds many, ovoid, ± flattened, ± 5 mm., arillate; testa crustaceous, scrobiculate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Barteria Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 5: 14 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 2: 510.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sleumer in Blumea 22 : 13 (1974)
    • de Wilde in Blumea 19 : 99–104, fig. 1/h (1971)
    • Gilg in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 21 : 415, fig. 164, 183/J-M (1925)
    • in G.P. 1 : 812 (1867)
    • in J.L.S. 5 : 14, t. 2 (1861)

    Sources

    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