Staudtia Warb.

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

[FZ]

Myristicaceae, B.L. Stannard. Flora Zambesiaca 9:2. 1997

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees, monoecious or dioecious.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subcoriaceous, rounded to cuneate at the base, minutely punctate beneath, lateral nerves not prominent, tertiary venation reticulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences capitate with flowers densely clustered in sub-globose shortly pedunculate heads in leaf axils, bracteate; bracteoles absent; flowers unisexual, shortly pedicellate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flower perianth funnel-shaped, 3–4-lobed; stamen filaments fused into a slender column; anthers 3–4, adnate to the column. Female flower perianth as in male; stigma sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits clustered on a shortly-stalked receptacle, pedicellate, ovoid, with a thick cartilaginous pericarp, dehiscent, the suture sometimes raised into a low ridge; pericarp thickly woody-crustaceous in mature fruits.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid; aril ± lobed at the apex, or cupular and entire; endosperm not ruminate.

[FTEA]

Myristicaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1997

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious or monoecious trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subcoriaceous, petiolate, glabrous, with 5–10 pairs of lateral nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences subglobose or capitate, dense, sessile or shortly pedunculate; bracts present; bracteoles absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers with perianth ± funnel-shaped, 3–4-lobed; anthers 3–4, joined into a column slightly exceeding the joined filaments Female flowers with perianth subglobose, 3–4-lobed; ovary globose; stigma sessile, indistinct
sex Male
Male flowers with perianth ± funnel-shaped, 3–4-lobed; anthers 3–4, joined into a column slightly exceeding the joined filaments
sex Female
Female flowers with perianth subglobose, 3–4-lobed; ovary globose; stigma sessile, indistinct
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits with fleshy pericarp, eventually splitting into 2 valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed woody, ovoid or oblong-ellipsoid, with aril entire or only lobed at apex; endosperm hard, oily and starchy, not ruminate.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Staudtia Warb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. German. Nat. Cur. 68: 128 (1897)

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. 6, 1: 164.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Kühn & Kubitzki, Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 2: 464 (1993).
  • in Nova Acta Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. German. Nat. Cur. 68: 128 (1897).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Kühn & Kubitzki in Kubitzki et al., Fam. Gen. Vasc. Pl. 2: 464 (1993)
  • in Nova Acta Acad. Leop.-Carol. 68: 128 (1897)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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