Faurea Harv.

First published in London J. Bot. 6: 373 (1847)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.

Descriptions

Proteaceae, R.K. Brummitt & Serena K. Marner. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees or shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, usually clustered near the ends of the branchlets, simple, lanceolate or elliptic, occasionally falcate, obovate or ovate, petiolate or subpetiolate, entire, coriaceous or subcoriaceous, glabrous or pubescent especially on undersurface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, sessile or pedicellate, arranged in dense mostly terminal and solitary spikes or racemes, occasionally axillary, each flower in the axil of a small bract; involucre absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth petaloid, puberulous or tomentose, valvate, tubular in bud, somewhat clavate above, splitting into 2 major lobes at anthesis releasing the style, one lobe free almost to the base consisting of a single segment, the other with 3 segments, united almost to the apex, curling back to reveal the anthers
Morphology General Scales
Hypogynous scales 4, free, present at the base of the ovary, triangular, acute or obtuse, often deltoid, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with 1 ovule, with a long persistent filiform style terminating in a simple stigma; stigma slightly geniculate at base; ovary and subsequendy the fruit clothed with long straight hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose nut
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Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen trees or shrubs Evergreen trees or shrubs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, sessile or pedicellate, arranged in dense mostly terminal and solitary spikes or racemes, occasionally axillary, each flower in the axil of a small bract; involucre absent Flowers hermaphrodite, sessile or pedicellate, arranged in dense mostly terminal and solitary spikes or racemes, occasionally axillary, each flower in the axil of a small bract; involucre absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth petaloid, puberulous or tomentose, valvate, tubular in bud, somewhat clavate above, splitting into 2 major lobes at anthesis releasing the style, one lobe free almost to the base consisting of a single segment, the other with 3 segments, united almost to the apex, curling back to reveal the anthers Perianth petaloid, puberulous or tomentose, valvate, tubular in bud, somewhat clavate above, splitting into 2 major lobes at anthesis releasing the style, one lobe free almost to the base consisting of a single segment, the other with 3 segments, united almost to the apex, curling back to reveal the anthers.
Morphology General Scales
Hypogynous scales 4, free, present at the base of the ovary, triangular, acute or obtuse, often deltoid, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with 1 ovule, with a long persistent filiform style terminating in a simple stigma; stigma slightly geniculate at base; ovary and subsequently the fruit clothed with long straight hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose nut. Fruit a globose nut.
Distribution
A genus of about 15 species in Africa and Madagascar.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, usually clustered near the ends of the branchlets, simple, lanceolate or elliptic, occasionally falcate, obovate or ovate, petiolate or subpetiolate, entire, coriaceous or subcoriaceous, glabrous or pubescent especially on undersurface. Leaves alternate, usually clustered near the ends of the branchlets, simple, lanceolate or elliptic, occasionally falcate, obovate or ovate, petiolate or subpetiolate, entire, coriaceous or subcoriaceous, glabrous or pubescent especially on undersurface
Morphology General Indumentum
Hypogynous scales 4, free, present at the base of the ovary, triangular, acute or obtuse, often deltoid, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with 1 ovule, with a long persistent filiform style terminating in a simple stigma; stigma slightly geniculate at base; ovary and subsequently the fruit clothed with long straight hairs.
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Sources

  • 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 Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0