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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Drypetes longifololia (Euphorbiaceae)

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious trees or shrubs.
Morphology General Indumentum
Indumentum simple.
Morphology General Buds
Buds perulate (furnished with protective scales) or not.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, stipulate, shortly petiolate; blades simple, entire or toothed, usually asymmetrical at the base, often coriaceous, penninerved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers borne in leaf axils or axils of recently fallen leaves, or cauliflorous on branches or trunk, fasciculate, usually pedicellate. Male flowers: sepals 4–5(6), imbricate, broad, concave, often unequal; petals absent; stamens (3)4–30(50), filaments free, anthers usually introrse, thecae parallel, longitudinally dehiscent; disk intrastaminal, sometimes convoluted and enfolding the stamens; pistillode minute or absent. Female flowers: sepals caducous, otherwise as in male flowers; hypogynous disk annular, cupular or absent; ovary 1–2(4)-locular, with 2 ovules per loculus; styles usually very short or almost obsolete, stigmas dilated and variously shaped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupaceous; pericarp somewhat fleshy, becoming hardened on drying; endocarp coriaceous, chartaceous or osseous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds solitary per loculus or fruit by abortion, ecarunculate, sometimes with a thin sarcotesta; endosperm copious; cotyledons broad, flat.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious or more rarely monoecious trees or shrubs; indumentum of simple hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, entire or toothed, usually asymmetrical at the base, often leathery; stipules present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers axillary, solitary or in clusters, sometimes directly from the trunk or old branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: sepals as in male flowers; disc usually annular; ovary 1–4-celled, with 2 ovules per cell; styles usually short or absent Male flowers: sepals 4–5, imbricate, broad, concave; petals absent; stamens 3–12(–50), free; disc central; pistillode minute or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, somewhat fleshy at first, 1–4-celled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds solitary, without caruncle.
Distribution
Genus of over 200 species throughout the tropics.

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious, polygamo-dioecious or more rarely monoecious trees or shrubs with a simple indumentum
Morphology General Buds
Buds sometimes perulate
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire or toothed, commonly asymmetrical at the base, often coriaceous, penninerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fasciculate, axillary, or cauliflorous on the older branches or trunk, usually pedicellate Female flowers: sepals as in ♂; disc hypogynous, annular, cupular or rarely 0; ovary 1–4-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles usually short or 0; stigmas thick, flattened, sometimes subpeltate, bifid, reniform or discoid Male flowers: buds usually globose; sepals 4–5, imbricate, broad, concave, often unequal; petals 0; stamens 3–12(–50); filaments free, anthers erect, commonly introrse, thecae parallel, longitudinally dehiscent; disc central, flat, cupular, ± entire, lobed, laciniate or plicate, sometimes enfolding the filaments; pistillode 0 or minute
sex Male
Male flowers: buds usually globose; sepals 4–5, imbricate, broad, concave, often unequal; petals 0; stamens 3–12(–50); filaments free, anthers erect, commonly introrse, thecae parallel, longitudinally dehiscent; disc central, flat, cupular, ± entire, lobed, laciniate or plicate, sometimes enfolding the filaments; pistillode 0 or minute
sex Female
Female flowers: sepals as in ♂; disc hypogynous, annular, cupular or rarely 0; ovary 1–4-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; styles usually short or 0; stigmas thick, flattened, sometimes subpeltate, bifid, reniform or discoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose, ovoid or ellipsoid drupe; pericarp somewhat fleshy, becoming indurated on drying; endocarp coriaceous, papery or bony, 1–4-locular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds solitary by abortion, ecarunculate, albumen fleshy, embryo straight, cotyledons broad, flat.

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious trees with a simple indumentum
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire or obscurely toothed, slightly asymmetrical at the base, coriaceous, penninerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fasciculate on the branches, pedicellate Male flowers: sepals 5, imbricate, triangular-lanceolate, flat, unequal; petals 0; stamens 3(–5), filaments free, anthers erect, dorsifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent; disc central, concave, undulate, fleshy, not enfolding the filaments; pistillode 0 Female flowers: sepals 5, open in bud, oblong-lanceolate, subgeniculate, unequal, fleshy, persistent; disc hypogynous, annular, thickened; ovary 1-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; style columnar, short, thick; stigma thick, subpeltate, capitate, slightly oblique or quite symmetrical, with a central concavity
sex Male
Male flowers: sepals 5, imbricate, triangular-lanceolate, flat, unequal; petals 0; stamens 3(–5), filaments free, anthers erect, dorsifixed, introrse, longitudinally dehiscent; disc central, concave, undulate, fleshy, not enfolding the filaments; pistillode 0
sex Female
Female flowers: sepals 5, open in bud, oblong-lanceolate, subgeniculate, unequal, fleshy, persistent; disc hypogynous, annular, thickened; ovary 1-locular, with 2 ovules per locule; style columnar, short, thick; stigma thick, subpeltate, capitate, slightly oblique or quite symmetrical, with a central concavity
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit an ovoid or ellipsoid drupe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds solitary by abortion.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Southeast, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Marianas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Drypetes Vahl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2014 Buchanan-Hamilton, F. [Cat. no. s.n.], India K001132917
May 1, 2013 Thomas, D.W. [1079], Cameroon K000027921
Jan 1, 1966 Onochie, C.F.A. [31196], Cameroon K000181067
Olorunfemi, J. [35662], Nigeria 15731.000
McWhirter, J. [250], Madagascar 32195.000
Olorunfemi [30636], Cameroon 4342.000
Troupin, G. [3439], Congo, DRC 5192.000
Harris, D.J. [702], Central African Republic 55581.000
Harris, D.J. [4941], Central African Republic 60030.000
Harris, D.J. [4953], Central African Republic 60032.000
Harris, D.J. [4982], Central African Republic 60033.000
Harris, D.J. [2366], Central African Republic 60038.000
Harris, D.J. [2876], Central African Republic 60044.000
Harris, D.J. [2310], Central African Republic 60063.000
Cheek, M. [10398], Cameroon 61928.000
Harris, D.J. [2369], Central African Republic 62978.000
Harris, D.J. [2615], Central African Republic 63054.000
Harris, D.J. [828], Central African Republic 63390.000
Timberlake, J. [4917], Mozambique K000545267
Timberlake, J. [4907], Mozambique K000545257

First published in Eclog. Amer. 3: 49 (1807)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Pax & K. Hoffm. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 15: 229–279.
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 674

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Eclog. Amer., part 3: 49 (1807).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Eclog. Amer. 3: 49 (1807)
  • G.P. 3(1): 278 (1880)
  • Hutch. in F.T.A. 6(1): 674 (1912)
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 453 (1866)
  • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(15): 229 (1922)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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