1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Diplolophium Turcz.

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

    [FTEA]

    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Perennial herbs or shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves variously pinnate, commonly sessile on the sheaths
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound, pedunculate, few–numerous; involucre and involucel present, very conspicuous
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth obsolete or minute
    Corolla
    Petals small, white or creamy, incised above with a long inflexed point, dorsally pubescent Fruit oblong-elliptic, dorsally compressed wih a broad commissure, densely pilose; primary ribs prominent, all equal; valleculae 1-vittate, the commissure 2–4-vittate; stylopodia subconical, flat on the commissural face, crenate-margined at the base; carpophore finally bifid or remaining entire
    Seeds
    Endosperm depressed-subreniform, grooved beneath the valleculae.
    [FZ]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Robust perennial herbs, stems solid and with relatively fine grooving, nearly glabrous excepting the umbels.
    Leaves
    Leaves with strongly-developed sheathing bases, ultimate segments filiform, shortly acicular or elliptic to subrotund.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels with numerous rays, partial umbels many-flowered; bracts and bracteoles well developed and conspicuous.
    Corolla
    Petals with a long inflexed point, pubescent on the outer surface.
    Fruits
    Fruit cylindrical to elliptic, subterete in section, covered with bristly hairs; ridges fairly well developed, obtuse.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth obsolete.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium conical; styles exceeding the stylopodium, clubbed at the apex.
    Vittae
    Vittae conspicuous, 1 in each groove and 2 (or 4) in each commissural face.
    Carpophore
    Carpophore entire or 2-cleft to the base.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Diplolophium Turcz. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 20(I): 173 (1847)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 17.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 20: 173 (1847).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Bull. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 20(1): 173 (1847)

    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