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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

Morphology General Habit
Deciduous, many-branched shrubs or trees
Morphology Branches
Branches dark or greyish brown, striate, glabrous
Morphology 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense, peduncled, terminal head Involucral bracts rigid, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube cylindric, often slightly curved, circumscissile above the ovary; lobes 5 (rarely 4), outer slightly larger than the inner
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals lacking
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, 2-seriate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium 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.

Morphology Branches
Branches dark- or greyish-brown, striate, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals lacking Petals lacking.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, 2-whorled, inserted on the calyx tube Stamens 10, 2-whorled, inserted on the calyx tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium 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.
Morphology General Habit
Deciduous, much branched shrubs and trees. Deciduous, much branched shrubs and trees
Morphology Stem
Branches dark- or greyish-brown, striate, glabrous.
Morphology 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dense, peduncled, terminal head. Inflorescence a dense, peduncled, terminal head
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular; disk cupular, irregularly lobed; style lateral, filiform; stigma capitate, papillose.

Native to:

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

Dais Royen ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

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)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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