Strombosia Blume

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

[FTEA]

Olacaceae, G. Ll. Lucas. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, alternate, entire, subcoriaceous to coriaceous, glabrous; veins very prominent beneath, ± impressed above, tertiary veins characteristically parallel to one another (as also in Strombosiopsis)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary, with the flowers fasciculate on a very short lateral shoot, padlike
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx small, tubular, 5-lobed, accrescent, adnate to the ovary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, valvate, with a fine indumentum on the inner surface usually confined to the upper half
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, epipetalous; filaments free for only a short distance; anthers dorsifixed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semi-inferior to inferior, 3–5-locular, borne on a disk or partially immersed in it, scarcely lobed; ovules 1 per locule, pendulous from a central placenta; style short; stigma 3–5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, bearing the remains of the calyx at the apex.

[FZ]

Olacaceae, J. G. Garcia. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, fasciculate on very short lateral shoots.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube adnate to the ovary; limb small, with 5 broadly ovate lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, perigynous, valvate, connivent or patent-erect.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, opposite the petals; filaments adnate to the petals; anthers dorsifixed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary semi-inferior, 3–5-locular at the base, covered by the disk; ovules 3–5 (6), pendulous in the middle of the loculi from the top of a central placenta; style short; stigma obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous, crowned by the vestiges of the calyx-limb; endocarp crustaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed pendulous, with a minute apical embryo, surrounded by fleshy endosperm.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Borneo, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Strombosia Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Fay, J.M. [8783], Central African Republic 55578.000 No

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 1154 (1827)

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

  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 16B: 21 (1935).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 350

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bijdr.: 1154 (1826).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bijdr.: 1154 (1826)
  • Sleumer in E. & P. Pf., ed. 2, 16B: 21 (1935)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • 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