Stapfiella Gilg

First published in G.W.J.Mildbraed (ed.), Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot. 2: 571 (1913)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Congo to Uganda and Zambia.

Descriptions

Turneraceae, R. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, usually elliptic and serrate at the margin, frequently glandular-punctate; stipules 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal and axillary panicles or racemes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx connate below the middle, with 5 tubercles within.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals eligulate, white, whitish or nearly translucent, inserted at the mouth of the calyx-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments filiform, inserted at the mouth of the calyx-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular, 1-ovulate, the ovule basal; stigmas fringed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid or clavate, shortly rostrate, dehiscing septicidally into 3 valves from the apex downwards.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed obovoid, straight, longitudinally striate-reticulate.
[FZ]

Turneraceae, J. Lewis. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Medium sized, frequently glandular, shrubs with ± narrowly elliptic leaves and ± numerous small (less than 1 cm. long) flowers in axillary and terminal panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx connate for less than half its length, bearing within 5 large (? glandular) tubercles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals eligulate, inserted at the opening of the calyx-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments terete, adnate to calyx-tube for ± 0.25 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas fringed. Ovule solitary and basal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ± ellipsoid, 4–5 mm. long, dehiscing septicidally from the apex downwards; beak less than 0.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed solitary, straight, narrowly obovoid, filling capsule, longitudinally striate-submuricate.
[FTEA]

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