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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading horizontally, young twigs glabrous to pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade oblong or elliptic, usually unequal-sided, long-acuminate, basally cuneate to obtuse, chartaceous, glabrous or pubescent, pinnately nerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, subsessile or shortly pedicelled, solitary or 2–4 or clustered in the leaf axils, bracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube cylindric, usually elongate, ± pubescent, sometimes glandular; lobes 5, usually pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, shorter or longer than the calyx-lobes, often divided nearly to the base, entire, laciniated or irregularly shaped at the top, white or very pale yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, in two whorls in the throat of the calyx-tube; episepalous filaments slightly longer than the alternisepalous; anthers included or exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary shortly stipitate, 1-locular, glabrous or pubescent; disc cup-shaped, ± deeply lobed, fleshy or membranous; style slender; stigma clavate or capitate, included or exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupe-like, spherical or elongate, brown, red or orange, enclosed in the persistent base of the calyx-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed with thin testa often fixed to the hard pericarp.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Dicranolepis Planch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1995 Cable, S. [661], Cameroon K000518943
Apr 1, 1995 Hurst, L. [27], Cameroon K000518940
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [5549], Cameroon K000518944
Jan 1, 1995 Wheatley, J.I. [798], Cameroon K000381573
Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [612], Cameroon K000615002
Jan 1, 1995 von Rege, I. [40], Cameroon K000518936
Jan 1, 1995 Hunt, L. V. [39], Cameroon K000518945
Drummond, R.B. [1832], Tanzania 23434.000

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 8: t. 798 (1848)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Staner in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 13: 326 (1935).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 238

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Robyns in F.A.C. Thymelaeaceae: 8 (1975)
  • Aymonin in Fl. Gabon 11: 64 (1966)
  • in Fl. Cameroun 5:9 (1966)
  • Domke in Bibl. Bot. 27(111): 121 (1934)
  • H.H.W. Pearson in F.T.A. 6(1): 238 (1910)
  • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 8, t. 798 (1848)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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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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