1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Zanha Hiern

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

    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Seeds
    Aril absent; testa of seed with stomata.
    Habit
    Deciduous dioecious trees or sometimes shrubs, flowering generally before the leaves emerge
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate; leaflets 3–7 pairs, sometimes staggered on the rhachis to give the appearance of a terminal leaflet, the terminal and upper leaflets equal to or longer than the lower, entire or crenate, with simple hairs or glabrous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or in the axils of young or undeveloped leaves, with sessile or stalked dense clusters of shortly pedicelled flowers
    Calyx
    Sepals (3–)4–5, joined in the lower part, herbaceous, hairy outside.
    Corolla
    Petals absent
    Disc
    Disk complete, flat or cup-shaped, glabrous
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–5; filaments glabrous, in bud bent through two zigzags; anthers basifixed, spherical in outline, the connective elliptic, as wide as the anther-sacs; staminodes lacking anthers
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular; style with 3 stigmatic lobes; ovules 2 per locule, suspended from the upper part of the axis
    Fruits
    Fruit a reddish drupe with one cavity and one seed by abortion
    [FZ]

    Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Medium-sized trees.
    Leaves
    Leaves paripinnate; leaflets 3–7-jugate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a short to very short paniculate thyrse usually borne on a short shoot.
    Flowers
    Flowers dioecious, actinomorphic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4–5(6).
    Corolla
    Petals 0.
    Disc
    Disk small.
    Androecium
    Stamens (3) 4–7, coiled in bud; staminodes of female flowers anantherous.
    Gynoecium
    Ovary 2-locular, loculi 2-ovulate; style short; stigma 2-lobed; pistillode absent in male flowers.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1-locular (by abortion), ± drupaceous.
    Seeds
    Seed 1, pendulous from the apex of the loculus; testa provided with stomata; arillode absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Zanha Hiern appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Cat. Afr. Pl. 1: 128 (1896)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1420 (1933).
    • in Cat. Welw. 1: 128 (1896)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1: 128 (1896).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 1420 (1933)
    • Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1: 128 (1896)

    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