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  1. Family: Thymelaeaceae Juss.
    1. Dicranolepis Planch.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or small trees
    Branches
    Branches spreading horizontally, young twigs glabrous to pubescent
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade oblong or elliptic, usually unequal-sided, long-acuminate, basally cuneate to obtuse, chartaceous, glabrous or pubescent, pinnately nerved
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axillary
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, subsessile or shortly pedicelled, solitary or 2–4 or clustered in the leaf axils, bracteate
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube cylindric, usually elongate, ± pubescent, sometimes glandular; lobes 5, usually pubescent outside
    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
    Stamens
    Stamens 10, in two whorls in the throat of the calyx-tube; episepalous filaments slightly longer than the alternisepalous; anthers included or exserted
    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
    Fruits
    Fruit drupe-like, spherical or elongate, brown, red or orange, enclosed in the persistent base of the calyx-tube
    Seeds
    Seed with thin testa often fixed to the hard pericarp.

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    Distribution

    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

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    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

    Bibliography

    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)

    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