Napoleonaea P.Beauv.

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

[FZ]

Barringtoniaceae, A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube turbinate, crowned by 5 valvate segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Antherless staminodes and fertile stamens ± adnate to the base in 4 verticils; the outer one forming a radiate or cup-shaped pseudocorolla with 20-40 pleats; the second comprising numerous narrowly ligulate staminodes free or nearly so; the third of staminodes connate for more than the lower 1/2 and forming a 20-60 lobed cup with the lobes inflexed; and the fourth connate with the third and composed of intermixed staminodes and fertile stamens; anthers oblong, 1-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 5-locular; ovules 2-6 per cell; style short, expanded into a broad peltate disk.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe fleshy, resembling a pomegranate, crowned by the persistent calyx-segments.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zambia, Zaïre

Napoleonaea P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harris, D.J. [2545], Cameroon 60040.000
Harris, D.J. [2544], Cameroon 63122.000
Thomas, D.W. [4285], Cameroon K000027926
Small, D. [600], Sierra Leone Napoleona 6979.000
Royen, P. van [10792], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645644
Nakaike, T. [489], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645645
Royen, P. van [NGF30144], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645649
Kairo, A. [731], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645652
Kairo, A. [761], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645651
Brass, L.J. [25429], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645653
Leach, G. [LAE56161], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645646
Nakaike, T. [455], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645654
Gay, H.J. [533], Papua New Guinea Belvisia K000645650

First published in Napoléone: 1 (1804)

Accepted by

  • Liben, L. (1971). Révision du genre africain Napoleonaea P. Beauv. (Lecythidaceae) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 363-382.
  • Prance, G.T. & Jongkind, C.C.H. (2015). A revision of African Lecythidaceae Kew Bulletin 70(1; 6): 1-68.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Fl. Oware Benin 2: 29, t. 78 (1810).
  • Napoleone Impériale (1804)

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Jansen, P., Lemmens, R., Oyen, L., Siemonsma, J., Stavast, F. & Van Valkenburg, J. (1991) Plant Resources of South-East Asia. Basic list of species and commodity grouping. Final version. Pudoc, Wageningen.

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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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