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  1. Family: Irvingiaceae
    1. Irvingia Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Indo-China to Malesia.

    [FTEA]

    Ixonanthaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

    Habit
    Trees, often tall, with ovate-elliptic or elliptic entire usually±coriaceous petiolate leaves; new branchlets covered at nodes with rather large intrapetiolar stipules folded around the terminal bud
    Flowers
    Flowers small, scented, in axillary and terminal panicles
    Calyx
    Calyx with 4-5 small imbricate lobes.
    Corolla
    Petals 4-5, broadly oblong, imbricate, spreading
    Stamens
    Stamens 8-10, inserted at the base of the thick elevated cushion-shaped disk
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, inserted in the depressed apex of the disk, 2-locular; ovules 1 per locule, inserted near the middle; style curved; stigma simple
    Fruits
    Drupes large, edible, thick and fibrous, rounded-oblong in outline, compressed, 1-locular and 1-seeded
    Pyrene
    Pyrenes with±thick wall covered with fibres
    Seeds
    Seeds oblong with straight embryo, flat cotyledons and mostly copious endosperm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Borneo, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Liberia, Malaya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sumatera, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Irvingia Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Meikle, R.D. [929A], Nigeria 21870.000
    Fay, J.M. [8173], Central African Republic 63433.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 23: 167 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Harris, D.J. (1999). Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 1: 1-25. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Engl. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19A: 398 (1931).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 313

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • in Trans. Linn. Soc., Bot. 23: 167 (1860)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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