1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Frommia H.Wolff

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania to NE. Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 3-pinnate with very finely divided ultimate segments.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound; bracts and bracteoles 0.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth obsolete.
    Corolla
    Petals with strongly inflexed apices.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit pyriform; stylopodium low-conical; styles short, blunt and deflexed; mericarps slightly dorsally compressed, ribs only slightly developed.
    Vittae
    Vittae prominent in the mature fruit, 3 in each furrow and 4–6 on the commissure face.
    Seeds
    Endosperm somewhat curved on the inner face. Carpophore slightly 2-fid at the apex.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate, the pinnae sessile, repeatedly 2–3-forked into crowded, very narrow linear-canaliculate segments, the leaves thus having the appearance of leaves of Ceratophyllum demersum, predominantly basal
    Inflorescences
    Umbels numerous, compound, pedunculate, with neither involucre nor involucel
    Flowers
    Flowers polygamous
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth obsolete
    Corolla
    Petals small, yellow, glabrous, incised above with a sharp incurved lobule
    Fruits
    Fruit somewhat laterally compressed, glabrous, ovoid, the mericarps slightly narrowed to the commissure; primary ribs low, not at all prominent; valleculae 3-vittate, the commissure 4–6-vittate, vittae often ± merging when the fruit is ripe; stylopodia conical, styles short and rather thick; carpophore very deeply bifid
    Seeds
    Endosperm oblong-reniform in section.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia

    Frommia H.Wolff appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 48: 266 (1912)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. 3, 8, Nachtr. 4: 228 (1915).
    • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 48: 266 (1912)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in E.J. 48: 266 (1912)

    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