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  1. Dioncophyllaceae Airy Shaw

    1. This family is accepted.

[FWTA]

Dioncophyllaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Habit
Scandent shrubs or lianes
Leaves
Leaves simple, alternate, exstipulate, elongate, with numerous close parallel nerves, sometimes hooked at the apex, or some leaves very narrow and linear bearing stalked glands
Inflorescences
Inflorescences cymose, more or less supra-axillary
Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic
Calyx
Sepals 5, free or connate at the base in a short tube, valvate
Corolla
Petals 5, free, contorted, caducous
Nectaries
Disk absent
Androecium
Stamens hypogynous, 10 or 25–30, free or slightly connate, straight; anthers 2-celled, elongate-linear or shortly ellipsoid
Gynoecium
Ovary superior, unilocular, of 2–5 carpels, early loculicidally dehiscent, each valve with a median parietal placenta; ovules anatropous, few; styles 2–5, free or subconnate at the base, filiform or plumose-laciniate
Fruits
Fruits capsular, but opening when very young, with 2–5 open spreading valves
Seeds
Seeds few, large, disciform, broadly winged, with a stout peltately attached funicle articulated at apex, hanging from the open valves of the fruit; seeds developing in the open from a very early stage; embryo large, discoid-obconical, axile; radicle very short, opposite the hilum; endosperm copious, cap-shaped, surrounding most of the embryo

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Other Data

Dioncophyllaceae Airy Shaw appears in other Kew resources:

Bibliography

First published in Kew Bull. 6(3): 333. 1952 [1951 publ. 26 Jan 1952] (1952)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

Sources

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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