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  1. Family: Thymelaeaceae Juss.
    1. Dais Royen ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to S. Africa, Madagascar.

    [FTEA]

    Thymelaeaceae, B. Peterson (University of Göteborg). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Deciduous, many-branched shrubs or trees
    Branches
    Branches dark or greyish brown, striate, glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves often at the ends of the branches, opposite or alternate, petiolate; blade glabrous, with a slightly bluish tinge above, light green beneath, midrib and pinnate lateral veins yellow beneath, slightly raised, lateral veins curve before reaching the margin, indistinctly reticulate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a dense, peduncled, terminal head Involucral bracts rigid, persistent
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube cylindric, often slightly curved, circumscissile above the ovary; lobes 5 (rarely 4), outer slightly larger than the inner
    Corolla
    Petals lacking
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, 2-seriate
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-chambered; disc cupular, irregularly lobed; style lateral, filiform; stigma capitate, papillose.
    [FZ]

    Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

    Branches
    Branches dark- or greyish-brown, striate, glabrous
    Corolla
    Petals lacking Petals lacking.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, 2-whorled, inserted on the calyx tube Stamens 10, 2-whorled, inserted on the calyx tube.
    Ovary
    Ovary 1-locular; disk cupular, irregularly lobed; style lateral, filiform; stigma capitate, papillose.
    Distribution
    Two species, one in east and south-eastern Africa, the other in Madagascar.
    Habit
    Deciduous, much branched shrubs and trees. Deciduous, much branched shrubs and trees
    Stem
    Branches dark- or greyish-brown, striate, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or alternate, often at the ends of the branches, petiolate; lamina glabrous, with a slightly bluish tinge above, light green beneath; midrib and pinnate lateral veins yellow or pale green beneath, slightly raised, the lateral veins curving before reaching the margin, indistinctly reticulate. Leaves opposite or alternate, often at the ends of the branches, petiolate; lamina glabrous, with a slightly bluish tinge above, light green beneath; midrib and pinnate lateral veins yellow or pale green beneath, slightly raised, the lateral veins curving before reaching the margin, indistinctly reticulate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a dense, peduncled, terminal head. Inflorescence a dense, peduncled, terminal head
    Calyx
    Calyx tube cylindric, often slightly curved, usually circumscissile above the ovary; lobes 5 (rarely 4), outer slightly larger than the inner. Calyx tube cylindric, often slightly curved, usually circumscissile above the ovary; lobes 5 (rarely 4), outer slightly larger than the inner
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular; disk cupular, irregularly lobed; style lateral, filiform; stigma capitate, papillose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Dais Royen ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 2: 556 (1762)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • Biblioth. Bot. 27, heft 111: 133 (1934).
    • Domke in Biblioth. Bot. 27, heft 111: 133 (1934).
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 6: 215 (1764).
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 6: 215 (1764).
    • Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 1: 556 (1762)
    • Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 1: 556 (1762)

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Domke in Bibl. Bot. 27(111): 133 (1934)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 6: 215 (1764)
    • Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 1: 556 (1762)

    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 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