Psorospermum Spach

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

[FZ]

Guttiferae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or shrublets.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, less frequently subopposite or alternate, petiolate, entire, often furnished with opaque glandular dots and stellate indumentum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal panicle, usually cymose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, with longitudinal linear glands.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, villous within, furnished with longitudinal glandular lines and swollen nectariferous tissue at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Androecium of 5 fascicles of stamens, with few to many stamens in each fascicle and filaments united for most of their length; fasciclodes 5, fleshy, scale-like, alternating with the fascicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5-locular, with 1 (2)-ovulate loculi and ascending ovules; styles 5, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds large, with a fleshy glandular-punctate testa.

[FTEA]

Guttiferae, P. Bamps, N. Robson & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or suffrutices
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, entire, often furnished with opaque glandular dots and stellate indumentum
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal cymose panicle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, furnished with longitudinal linear glands
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals villous within, furnished with longitudinal linear glands and gland-dots
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in 5 bundles opposite the petals, few to many in each bundle, with the upper part of the filaments free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes fleshy, scale-like, alternating with the staminal bundles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 5-locular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 5, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules 1 (2) per loculus
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a berry
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds large with a fleshy glandular-punctate testa.

Native to:

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

Psorospermum Spach appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Milne-Redhead, E., Tanzania 38496.000 No

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 5: 157 (1836)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 158.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., Sér. 2, 5: 157 (1836).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bamps in B.J.B.B. 36: 440 (1966)
  • in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér. 2, 5: 157 (1836)

  • 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 Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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