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  1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Carpodiptera Griseb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Tropical Africa, W. Indian Ocean, Mexico, Caribbean, N. South America.

    [FTEA]

    Tiliaceae, C. Whitehouse, M. Cheek, S. Andrews & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

    Habit
    Small trees
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong or ovate, entire or repand, petiolate, stipulate
    Inflorescences
    Cymes axillary, the upper forming terminal panicles; flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, 2–3-lobed
    Corolla
    Petals 5, narrowed to the base, without glands
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore not developed
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, ± united at base
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile, 2-lobed, 2-locular (2–4-locular fide Hutchinson); ovules 1(–2) per locule, pendulous; style obsolete or short; stigma sessile, large and spreading, lacerate or 2-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit 2-lobed, usually one-seeded, at least that of the East African species indehiscent, each lobe with 2 unequal horizontally spreading wings in the vertical plane
    Seeds
    Seed large, hairy at least apically, with coriaceous testa and fleshy endosperm.
    [FZ]

    Tiliaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Small trees; leaves oblong or ovate, with margins entire or repand, petiolate, stipulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of axillary pedunculate cymes.
    Flowers
    Flowers sometimes unisexual.
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate, 2–3-lobed.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, narrowed to the base, glandless.
    Androecium
    Androgynophore obsolete; stamens many, united at the base.
    Pistil
    Ovary sessile, 2-lobed, 2-locular, with 1 (2) pendulous ovules per loculus; style obsolete or very short, stigma large and spreading, 2-lobed.
    Fruits
    Fruit a 2-valved capsule, usually with 1 seed; each valve prolonged by 2 unequal, horizontally spreading, foliaceous wings in a vertical plane.
    Seeds
    Seed large, villous or hairy, at least at the apex; testa coriaceous; endosperm fleshy.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Belize, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Tanzania

    Introduced into:

    Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Carpodiptera Griseb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Pl. Wright. 1: 163 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • in Mem. Acad. Amer. Sci. Art. N. S. 8, 1: 163 (1860).

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • G.F.P. 2: 493 (1967)
    • in Mem. Acad. Amer. Sci. Art. n.s. 8, 1: 163 (1860)

    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