Burttia Baker f. & Exell

First published in J. Bot. 69: 249 (1931)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tanzania to Zambia.

Descriptions

Connaraceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree with unifoliolate, long-petioled leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence racemose, few-flowered, axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers with dimorphic androecium and gynoecium
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, imbricate in bud, very shortly connate at base, persisting in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, subequal, larger than sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, five episepalous longer than five epipetalous; filaments connate for short distance at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpel solitary; ovary densely hairy; style simple with broadened papillose stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules 1–3, usually 2, inserted towards apex of ventral suture
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a sub cylindrical follicle, densely pubescent Dehiscence by ventral suture
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed narrowly ovoid; aril lobate, spreading laterally from sides of hilum; embryo straight; cotyledons flattened, embedded in copious endosperm.
[FTEA]

Connaraceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree with 1-foliolate long-petioled deciduous leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence racemose, axillary, few-flowered.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous with androecium and gynoecium dimorphic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, imbricate in bud, very shortly connate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, subequal, larger than sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, 5 antisepalous ones longer than the 5 antipetalous ones.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpel 1.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules (1)2(3), inserted near the apex of the ventral suture.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a densely pubescent follicle, dehiscing by the ventral suture.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed narrowly ovoid; aril lobate, spreading laterally from the sides of the hilum; embryo straight; cotyledons flattened; endosperm copious.
[FZ]

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 Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0