1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Steganotaenia Hochst.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Trees, shrubs or perennial herbs with simple or imparipinnate leaves, commonly flowering before the leaves appear but sometimes together with them
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate to trifoliolate, subternate or simple, regularly dentate; sheaths abrupt, rather short
    Inflorescences
    Umbels numerous, compound, pedunculate; involucre and involucel present, small
    Flowers
    Flowers polygamous, hermaphrodite or ♂, variously disposed
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth small but distinct, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals creamy to yellow, sometimes suffused with or entirely blackish purple or greenish, glabrous, emarginate above with a large, acute, inflexed lobule
    Fruits
    Fruit very strongly dorsally compressed with wide but not thickened marginal wings and 3 prominent subalate, narrow dorsal ribs, glabrous; stylopodia obsolete, the short styles arising from the broad disk; vittae absent (or occasionally very rudimentary according to some authorities); carpophore bifid to the base
    Seeds
    Endosperm strongly compressed, narrow, slightly concave on the centre of the commissural face.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Trees, or suffrutices with distinct woody underground rootstocks, deciduous and flowering precociously before the leaves are produced.
    Leaves
    Leaves simply pinnate.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound; bracts and bracteoles several, filiform, probably somewhat caducous.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth minute.
    Corolla
    Petals greenish, yellowish to creamy-white, rarely purplish.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovate to obovate, strongly dorsally compressed with a broad commissure; lateral wings well developed, but not thickened; dorsal ribs filiform.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium strongly depressed and represented only by a low domed structure, with a slightly lobed margin.
    Vittae
    Vittae absent or rudimentary.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Steganotaenia Hochst. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Flora 27(1 Beibl.): 4 (1844)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • in Flora 27, Bes. Beil. 4 (1844).
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Norman in Journ. Linn. Soc., Bot. 49: 514(1934).
    • in Flora 27 Beih.: 4 (1844).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Flora 27, Beibl.: 4 (1844)

    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