1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Glyphaea Hook.f.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, toothed, 3-nerved from the base, ± stellate-pubescent
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite in (2–)3–4(–5)-flowered umbelliform leaf-opposed or terminal cymes
    Calyx
    Sepals 4–5, free, ± thick, equalling the 4–5 petals
    Stamens
    Stamens numerous, some outer ones sterile and reduced to lanceolate blades (all fertile fide Wild); filaments shortly joined at the base in groups; anthers linear, basifixed, dehiscent by apical pores, with very short crest above, sometimes 2-apiculate at the base
    Pistil
    Ovary 8–10-locular with ovules in 2 rows per locule; style short; stigma obtuse
    Fruits
    Fruit woody, indehiscent or ultimately breaking up longitudinally, with fibrous mesocarp
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, rounded, compressed; albumen fleshy; cotyledons cordate.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrubs or trees, with at least the young parts stellate-pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina oblong or obovate-oblong, finely toothed, with 3 strong nerves from the base; petiole slightly widened just below the leaf-lamina; stipules caducous, very small, subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of leaf-opposed or extra-axillary cymes; cymes 1-several-flowered; bracts very small, caducous.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, linear-oblong, stellately hairy outside.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, bright yellow, glandless, linear-oblong.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore obsolete.
    Stamens
    Stamens ∞, all fertile; anther-thecae linear, adnate throughout their length, dehiscing by terminal pores and with the connective prolonged into a small crest.
    Ovary
    Ovary sessile, 6-10-locular; loculi many-ovuled.
    Pistil
    Style simple; stigma simple, not wider than the style.
    Fruits
    Fruit oblong-cylindric or fusiform, sulcate, indehiscent, with hard fibrous walls; endocarp with pits containing the seeds.
    Seeds
    Seeds discoid with a fleshy endosperm; cotyledons cordate and roundish.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Glyphaea Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 8: t. 760 (1848)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 267.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 8: t. 760 (1848).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • G.F.P. 2: 480 (1967)
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 8: t. 760 (1948)
    • Hook.f., Niger Fl.: 237, t. 22 (1849)

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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