Family:
Malvaceae Juss.

Triplochiton K.Schum.

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

[FZ]

Sterculiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Trees with petiolate, palmately lobed leaves; stipules present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, in reduced axillary cymes or many-flowered panicles; bracts present and also 3 bracteoles forming a deciduous involucre beneath the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate with 5 valvate lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, with a contorted aestivation, tomentose, with a basal claw.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androgynophore
Androgynophore conspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens many; staminodes 5, ovate, with a contorted aestivation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of 5 coherent carpels and with 5 coherent styles; ovules c. 12, 2-seriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 5 samara-like, single-seeded carpels each with a unilaterally produced wing.

Native to:

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Triplochiton K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 330 (1900)

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

  • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 28: 330 (1900).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 28: 330 (1900) now. conserv.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    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