1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Heteromorpha Cham. & Schltdl.

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

    [FZ]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium conical, with short, divergent styles.
    Fruits
    One mericarp usually with a winged dorsal rib, the dorsal rib of the other mericarp being filiform. Fruit obovate, slightly laterally compressed, with well-developed lateral wings.
    Vittae
    Vittae solitary in the intervals, with 2 in the commissural face; sometimes there is a development of secondary vittae in the wings.
    Carpophore
    Carpophore divided to the base.
    Seeds
    Seed obtusely triangular in section, somewhat convex on the commissural face.
    Habit
    Shrubs, subshrubs, or suffrutices with a substantial woody caudex.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple to 3-foliate, more rarely pinnate with few leaflets or 2-ternate.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound with well-developed bracts and bracteoles, though these tend to be caducous.
    Flowers
    Flowers with relatively conspicuous triangular calyx teeth; petals broadly ovate-oblong with an inflexed apex.
    [FTEA]

    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Perennial herbs with a tuberous rootstock, shrubs or small trees, glabrous to ± hairy
    Leaves
    Leaves simple and entire to trisect or pinnate with entire or somewhat crenulate leaflets, distincdy petiolate to subsessile
    Bracts
    Involucre present, bracts small to large and leafy; involucel also present, bracteoles small but broad and conspicuous
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, the terminal umbel usually fruiting in advance of the remainder
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth distinct, acute, persistent in fruit
    Corolla
    Petals creamy to greenish yellow, glabrous, papillose or hairy, emarginate above with an inflexed lobule
    Fruits
    Fruit glabrous or more rarely pilose or papillose, broadly or narrowly obovoid or obpyriform, with a broad commissure; mericarps dissimilar, one with the intermediate primary ribs expanded into wings and the dorsal and marginal ribs much smaller, the other with the marginal and dorsal ribs winged and the intermediate ribs much smaller so that the fruit appears ± trigonous when viewed from above; stylopodia conical, ± crenulate-margined, with short, rather rigidly divergent styles; vittae solitary and conspicuous in the vallecular, 2 on the commissure, occasional small vittae also not infrequently occurring in the tips of the ribs or part way along them; carpophore bifid to the base
    Seeds
    Endosperm pentagonal to broadly reniform or almost round in section.
    [FZ]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Biennial or perennial herbs with finely divided leaves.
    Inflorescences
    Compound umbels terminal and lateral with long wiry rays.
    Bracteoles
    Bracts and bracteoles well developed, the former entire or slightly pinnatifid, probably frequently semi-caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth broadly triangular.
    Corolla
    Petals yellowish-green, with an inflexed apex.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium low-conical, disk with an undulate margin; styles short, divergent, stigmatic surfaces slightly clubbed.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovate to obovate, slightly laterally compressed. Ribs well developed, obtuse.
    Vittae
    Vittae large, 1 in each interval and 2 in the commissural surface.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Eritrea, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Heteromorpha Cham. & Schltdl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Linnaea 1: 385 (1826)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Linnaea 1: 385 (1826) nom. conserv. non Cass. (1817).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Linnaea 1: 385 (1826), nom. conserv.

    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