1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Nesogordonia Baill.

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

    [FZ]

    Sterculiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Small or large trees, more or less stellate-pubescent at least on the young parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, simple; stipules caducous, small.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, solitary or axillary, in pedunculate, few-flowered cymes; pedicels articulated.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, valvate.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, often somewhat twisted.
    Androecium
    Stamens in an uninterrupted ring or in fascicles of 2–4 opposite the sepals; filaments free or more or less united within the fascicles; and with an inner ring of 5 free fertile stamens or 5 free staminodes opposite the petals.
    Pistil
    Ovary obconic or subglobose, pubescent or tomentose, 5-locular; loculi 2-ovulate; styles 5, free or united into a single style; stigmas fleshy, papillose.
    Fruits
    Capsule obconic, truncate and excavated at the apex, with 5 rather thick wings, dehiscent into 5 valves, with 1–2 seeds per loculus.
    Seeds
    Seeds with a unilateral wing.
    [FTEA]

    Sterculiaceae, Martin Cheek & Laurence Dorr; Nesogordonia, Laurence Dorr, Lisa Barnett. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2007

    Habit
    Trees, rarely shrubs; bole straight, unbranched for most of its length, narrow
    Leaves
    Leaves clustered toward the shoot apex, petiolate, simple, stellate-pubescent, rarely also with glandular and simple hairs, sometimes with domatia in the vein axils below, coriaceous; stipules fugaceous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary (rarely terminal) cymes; epicalyx bracts 3, fugaceous
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, actinimorphic, 5-merous
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, the lobes united briefly at the base, densely stellate-pubescent
    Corolla
    Petals contorted, usually fleshy or coriaceous.
    Androecium
    Androecium 2-whorled, contorted, external whorl of 10–25 stamens in 5 antisepalous fascicles, internal whorl of 5 antipetalous, free staminodes (occasionally stamens); stamens laminar; anthers linear, along the margin of the stamen; staminodes laminar, geniculate, usually fleshy
    Ovary
    Ovary 5-locular, stellate-pubescent, ovules subapical, 2 per locule, collateral; styles 5, connate and convolute; stigma lobes 5, conical, fleshy, with a recurved stigmatic surface
    Fruits
    Capsules 5-valved, loculicidal, woody, obconic to ± spheroid, frequently 5-costulate, frequently flattened at the apex and with a welldefined rim, surface generally stellate-pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2 per locule, each bearing a membranaceous, unilateral wing toward the base

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Nesogordonia Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 555 (1886)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • R. Capuron in Notulae Syst. 14: 258 (1953).
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 555 (1886)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Par. 1: 555 (1886).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L.C. Barnett, The Systematics of the genus Nesogordonia (Sterculiaceae), unpublished dissertation,University of Texas, Austin (1988)
    • E. & P. Pf., Nachtr. zum II-IV: 234 (1898)
    • Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1(70): 555 (1886);

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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