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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Moraceae, C. C. Berg. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Trees, monoecious.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, pinnately veined (to subtriplinerved); stipules fully amplexicaul, connate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the leaf axils, bisexual, initially enveloped by 2 coriaceous bud-scales, involucrate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Pistillate flower 1, central, partly adnate to the receptacle; perianth 4-lobed; ovary adnate to the perianth, stigmas 2, ligulate, equal. Staminate flowers peripheral, without a perianth, initially covered by the membranous expanded margin of the receptacle, (this cover tearing at anthesis, leaving a tubular part around the pistillate flower and a fringe-like marginal pan); stamens without distinct floral arrangement, straight before anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit forming a drupaceous whole with the enlarged, fleshy, dark purple to red receptacles crowned with the remnants of the stamens and the marginal part of the receptacle.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed large, without endosperm; cotyledons equal, thick and fused.

[FTEA]

Moraceae, C.C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Trees, monoecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, pinnately veined to sometimes subtriplinerved; stipules fully amplexicaul, connate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the leaf-axils, initially enveloped by 2 coriaceous bud-scales, bisexual, involucrate
sex Male
Staminate flowers peripheral, without perianth, initially covered by the membranaceous expanded margin of the receptacle, this cover tearing at anthesis, leaving a tubular part around the pistillate flower and a fringe-like marginal part; stamens without distinct floral arrangement, straight before anthesis
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Pistillate flower 1, central, partly adnate to the receptacle; perianth 4- lobed;ovary adnate to the perianth; stigmas 2, band-shaped, equal Staminate flowers peripheral, without perianth, initially covered by the membranaceous expanded margin of the receptacle, this cover tearing at anthesis, leaving a tubular part around the pistillate flower and a fringe-like marginal part; stamens without distinct floral arrangement, straight before anthesis
sex Female
Pistillate flower 1, central, partly adnate to the receptacle; perianth 4- lobed;ovary adnate to the perianth; stigmas 2, band-shaped, equal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit forming a drupaceous whole with the enlarged fleshy dark purple to red receptacle, crowned with the remnants of the stamens and the marginal part of the receptacle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed large, without endosperm; cotyledons equal, thick and fused.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Seychelles, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Trilepisium Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
McWhinter, J. [228], Madagascar Bosqueia 32194.000

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 22 (1806)

Accepted by

  • Gardner, E.M. & al. (2020). Repeated parallel losses of inflexed stamens in Moraceae: phylogenomics and generic revision of the tribe Moreae and the reinstatement of the tribe Olmedieae (Moraceae) bioRxiv 2020.04.08.030452.
  • 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 Zambesiaca

  • C.C. Berg in Bull.Jard. Bot. Brux. 47: 297 (1977)
  • DC., Prodr. 2: 639 (1825).
  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 22 (1806).
  • in F.T.E.A., Moraceae: 17 (1989).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg in B.J.B.B. 47: 297 (1977)
  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 22 (1806)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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