1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Lefebvrea A.Rich.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Biennial or perennial herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2-ternate or 2-pinnate (often rather irregularly so).
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound, bracts 0–few, bracteoles few to several but probably caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth minute or 0.
    Corolla
    Petals pale yellow to greenish-white, with inturned apices.
    Fruits
    Fruit broadly elliptic to pyriform, very strongly dorsiventrally compressed with a broad commissure; lateral wings very well developed and surrounding the stylopodium at the apex. Dorsal ribs filiform.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium well developed, conical to elongate-conical.
    Vittae
    Vittae large and conspicuous, 1 per interval and 2 in the commissural face.
    Carpophore
    Carpophore divided to the base.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Biennial or perennial herbs, glabrous or almost so; rootstock fusiform to subdigitately branched or tuberous
    Leaves
    Leaves simply to subtripinnate, trisect or biternate (rarely simple); segments linear and entire to broad and jaggedly toothed, with a strong midrib and a parallel longitudinal nerve on each side between the midrib and the margins, these nerves distinct in narrow-leaved forms, more irregular in broad-leaved forms even of the same species but still detectable as they zigzag upwards towards the apex and anastomose, with subsidiary nerves
    Bracts
    Involucre absent or of up to ± 8 filiform bracts; involucel of up to ± 8 filiform bracteoles; flowers usually polygamous in a similar manner to those of Peucedanum
    Calyx
    Calyx obsolete
    Corolla
    Petals creamy, yellowish or greenish, sometimes suffused with brown or purple, ± incised above with an incurved tip
    Fruits
    Fruit strongly dorsally compressed, broadly elliptic or obovate to roundish, glabrous, truncate or almost so at the base, deeply incised at the apex with rounded, incurved auricles overtopping the stylopodia, commissure wide; 3 dorsal ribs plane or slightly prominent, 2 marginal ribs expanded into broad, thin wings; vittae 2–4 on the commissural face, solitary in the valleculae, all black and conspicuous; stylopodia elongate or shortly conical or cylindrical-clavate and obtuse; styles short; carpophore deeply bipartite
    Seeds
    Endosperm ± flat or somewhat bisulcate on the commissural face, slightly to deeply sulcate beneath the vittae dorsally.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous, probably biennial or short-lived perennial herb with a slender or somewhat tuberous rootstock
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnatisect Umbels compound, numerous; involucre absent or of few bracts, involucel of few bracteoles
    Flowers
    Flowers polygamous, a central umbel hermaphrodite with 1–2 lateral umbels ♂, the petals and stamens of the hermaphrodite flowers falling early, mostly before the ♂ flowers reach anthesis; ♂ flowers small, the stylopodia with no styles
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth totally obsolete
    Corolla
    Petals dark purple, verruculose, incised above with an incurved apical lobule
    Fruits
    Fruit fleshy, elliptic-oblong to oblong-obovate, the ribs shallow and ill-defined, dorsally compressed with a distinct margin, glabrous, commissure broad; primary ribs present, narrow; a single narrow vitta present beneath each dorsal primary rib, a single broader one beneath each vallecula; broad lateral ribs (l–)2–3-vittate, commissure with 2 large vittae; stylopodia pulvinate, styles of hermaphrodite flowers slender; carpophore deeply bifid
    Seeds
    Endosperm depressed-semilunar, blunt at each margin.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lefebvrea A.Rich. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 14: 260 (1840)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 23.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Sér. 2, 14: 260, t. 15 fig. 1 (1840).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér. 2, 14: 260, t. 15/1 (1840)

    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