Pseudospondias Engl.

First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 4: 258 (1883)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, Comoros.

Descriptions

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; lateral leaflets opposite to alternate, asymmetric at the base, petiolulate, with the secondary nerves curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of axillary much-branched and lax many-flowered panicles
sex Male
Male flowers: sepals 3–4(–5), imbricate; petals 3–4(–5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(–10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(–5)-locular; styles 3–4(–5), well separated, subterminal, very short Male flowers: sepals 3–4(–5), imbricate; petals 3–4(–5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(–10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk
sex Female
Female flowers with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(–5)-locular; styles 3–4(–5), well separated, subterminal, very short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe oblong-obovoid with resinous mesocarp and woody endocarp, 3–4(–5)-operculate at the apex, usually with only 1 locule fertile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds l(–2), oblong; testa thin; cotyledons plano-convex.
[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, the lateral leaflets asymmetric at the base, petiolulate, with the secondary nerves curved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious in axillary, much branched and lax many-flowered panicles. Male flowers: sepals 3–4(5), imbricate; petals 3–4(5), imbricate; stamens 6–8(10), the episepalous slightly longer, inserted below the annular crenulate disk; vestigial ovary 3–4-lobulate, at the centre of the disk. Female flowers: ± similar to the male ones, with small staminodes; ovary globose, 3–4(5)-locular; styles 3–4(5), subterminal, very short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe oblong-obovoid with resinous mesocarp and woody endocarp, 3–4(5)-operculate at the apex, usually with only 1 loculus fertile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1(2) oblong; testa thin; cotyledons plano-convex.
[FZ]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. 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 2022. 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