Apodytes E.Mey. ex Arn.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa to SW. Pacific.

[FTEA]

Icacinaceae, G. Ll. Lucas. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, entire, penninerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal or more rarely axillary panicles, hermaphrodite, regular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, united at the base to give small deltoid lobes, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, valvate, oblong-linear, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, alternating with the petals; filaments subulate, basally attached to petal; anthers almost sagittate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary unilocular, bearing a fleshy lateral lobe; style eccentric; stigma truncate, very small; ovules 2, pendulous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, with a large lateral appendage, and bearing remains of persistent style.

[FZ]

Icacinaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, entire, penninerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal panicles, bisexual, 5-merous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx small, 5-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals free, valvate, linear, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens alternating with the petals and shortly adnate to their bases; filaments subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular, with a lateral appendage; style excentric, more or less oblique; ovules 2, pendulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a crustaceous drupe with a lateral fleshy appendage.

Native to:

Aldabra, Angola, Assam, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Hainan, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Laos

Apodytes E.Mey. ex Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Bot. (Hooker) 3: 155 (1840)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Hook., Lond. Journ. Bot. 3: 155 (1840).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 20B: 367 (1942)
  • in Hook., Journ. Bot. 3: 155 (1840)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

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