1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Ritchiea R.Br. ex G.Don

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

    [FZ]

    Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Shrubs, trees or lianes with alternate or more rarely subverticillate or subopposite leaves; petioles often rather long; blade 3–5-foliolate or by reduction 1-foliolate or simple.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence in terminal or axillary racemes.
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual with 4 valvate sepals in a single series arising from a cupular receptacle of which the margin is slightly thickened and annular.
    Corolla
    Petals 4 or many, often longer than the sepals.
    Androgynophore
    Androgynophore very short.
    Stamens
    Stamens 12–?; filaments slender, long, the outer ones sometimes sterile and petaloid.
    Pistil
    Ovary borne on a gynophore, 1-locular with 2–4 multi-ovulate placentas; stigma sessile or on a short style.
    Fruits
    Fruit cylindric, ellipsoid or ovoid, with 3–8 coriaceous valves or indehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, embedded in a fleshy pulp.
    [FTEA]

    Capparidaceae, J. Elffers, R. A. Graham And G. P. Dewolf. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1964

    Habit
    Shrubs, sometimes with flexuous branches, scramblers or small trees
    Leaves
    Leaves simple or 3–5-foliolate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a few–many-flowered lateral, pseudo-terminal or terminal corymbose raceme
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, valvate; receptacle shallow and bowl-like; disk a scarcely perceptible overgrowth at the top of the receptacle
    Corolla
    Petals usually present, generally linear-oblong
    Androphore
    Androphore about as long as the receptacle
    Stamens
    Stamens 50–60
    Ovary
    Ovary cylindrical, 1-locular with 2–4 multi-ovulate placentas
    Fruits
    Fruits generally fusiform, with longitudinal grooves or ridges, reputed to be tardily dehiscent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Ritchiea R.Br. ex G.Don appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2008 Baker, W.J. [291], Cameroon K000436856
    Thomas, D.W. [4495], Cameroon K000105795
    Cheek, M. [5696], Cameroon K000436953
    Cheek, M. [7665], Cameroon K000380442
    Hunt, L. V. [63], Cameroon K000437086

    First published in Gen. Hist. 1: 276 (1831)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Gilg & Benedict in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 53: 173 (1915).
    • —F.T.A. 1: 100
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Syst. 1: 276 (1831) ("Richiea").
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Pax & K. Hoffm. in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 17B: 167 (1936)
    • Gen. Syst. 1: 276 (1831), as Richiea

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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