Woodfordia Salisb.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Cameroon, NE. & E. Tropical Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

[FTEA]

Lythraceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate, subcoriaceous, the lamina finely black-punctate beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers slightly zygomorphic, in axillary cymes, (5–)6-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube tubular or tubular-urceolate; lobes short, ± triangular, alternating with small callous appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals small, elliptic to lanceolate-attenuate, shorter or ± longer than the sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens (10–)12, inserted in the tube below the middle, well exserted and often curved to one side
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile, oblong, incompletely 2-locular; style slender, often curved, exceeding ovary; ovules numerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ellipsoid-ovoid, enclosed within the calyx-tube, thin-walled, breaking irregularly or ± 2-valved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, compressed trigonous-ovoid, minute.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen

Woodfordia Salisb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Parad. Lond. 1: t. 42 (1806)

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. 2: 481.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Koehne in E.P. IV. 216: 78, fig. 12 (1903)
  • Parad. Londin., t. 42 (1806)

  • 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 Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0