1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Physotrichia Hiern

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Biennial or perennial herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly basal with nearly bare stems.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal and lateral compound umbels.
    Calyx
    Sepals well developed, sometimes persisting on the mature fruit.
    Corolla
    Petals obovate, apex incurved.
    Fruits
    Fruit elliptic to ovoid, slightly dorsiventrally compressed, covered with vesicular hairs especially on the ribs.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium conical, styles short and ± divergent.
    Vittae
    Ribs obtuse; vittae well developed, 1 in each interval and 2 in the commissural face.
    Carpophore
    Carpophore divided to the base.
    Seeds
    Seed concave on the commissural face.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Biennial or perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves mostly basal, ternatisect or more rarely pinnatisect, the upper leaves much reduced
    Inflorescences
    Umbels few to numerous, pedunculate, compound, terminal and lateral; involucre and involucel conspicuous; bracts and bracteoles linear, entire or pectinate
    Flowers
    Flowers polygamous, lateral umbels ♂
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth conspicuous
    Corolla
    Petals emarginate above with a ± acute incurved apical lobule
    Fruits
    Fruit covered with firm, vesicular papillae, dorsally compressed with prominent ribs, the laterals similar to the dorsals or expanded into a wing; commissure broad; vittae broad and shallow, clearly visible, solitary in the valleculae, 2 on the commissure; stylopodia shortly conical, styles rather stout and short; carpophore divided to the base
    Seeds
    Endosperm broadly rounded dorsally, shallow, broadly channelled at the commissural face.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Physotrichia Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 11: 161 (1873)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Journ. Bot., Lond. 11: 161 (1873).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in J.B. 11: 161(1873)

    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