Harpagocarpus Hutch. & Dandy

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Sudan and Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Polygonaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Morphology General Habit
Hermaphrodite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals 5, unequal, somewhat accrescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary trigonous, with minute globular protuberances arranged in two rows down the angles; these later developing into two rows of setae, with slightly deflexed, stellate, terminal barbs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 3, subcapitate, later reflexing
Distribution
A monotypic genus confined to tropical Africa, so far known only from scattered localities.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Harpagocarpus Hutch. & Dandy appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1926: 364 (1926)

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 Kew Bull. 1926: 363.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in K.B. 1926: 363 (1926)

  • 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