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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.
NAPOLEONA VOGELII Hook. & Planch. (LECYTHIDACEAE)

[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)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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