Family:
Meliaceae Juss.

Turraeanthus Baill.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and Angola.

[FTEA]

Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Trees or treelets
Morphology General Indumentum
Indumentum of simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pari- or imparipinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers unisexual (plants dioecious)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx almost entire or shallowly or irregularly lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–5(–6), valvate, fused (to the middle or beyond) to the staminal tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Staminal tube cylindrical, slightly expanded at the mouth, margin crenate or shallowly lobed; anthers 8–12, in a single irregular whorl inserted within the throat of the staminal tube, completely included or partly exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 4–5-locular; locules with 2 superposed or oblique ovules; style-head discoid, with a slight central depression
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a leathery, 3–5-valved, loculicidal capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with a fleshy aril.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

Turraeanthus Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Adansonia 11: 261 (1874)

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

  • Harms in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19B, 1: 147 (1940).
  • in Adansonia 11: 261 (1874)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hist. Pl. 5: 500 (1874–75)
  • Pennington & Styles in Blumea 22: 493 (1975)
  • in Adansonia 11: 261 (1874)

  • 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