Lecaniodiscus Planch. ex Benth.

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

[FTEA]

Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Small or medium-sized dioecious trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnate; leaflets entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences short or long axillary racemoid thyrses
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers regular; sepals 3–5, concave, free or partly joined; petals absent (or 5 in West Africa); disk lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–12; filaments glabrous, folded in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary unlobed, 3-locular; stigma subcapitate, subsessile, with 3 lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a slightly asymmetrically ellipsoid capsule, dehiscing by an irregular split, or indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed usually single by abortion of 2 ovules, enclosed in an aril.

[FZ]

Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves paripinnate, petiolate; leaflets 3–7-jugate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an axillary racemoid or paniculate thyrse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, spuriously polygamous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, free nearly to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–13.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 3-locular; loculi 1-ovulate; style short; stigma 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1-locular (by abortion), indehiscent or tardily and irregularly splitting from the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed completely surrounded by anarillode.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves paripinnate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers regular Inflorescences axillary, raceme-like or actually a raceme in the apical part
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–5, united at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 0
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–13
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-celled; cells with 1 basal ovule; style short; stigma 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1(–2)-celled, tardily and irregularly dehiscing from base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds completely surrounded by an arillode.
Distribution
Three species in tropical Africa.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Lecaniodiscus Planch. ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Harris, D.J. [2327], Central African Republic 62985.000 No

First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 250 (1849)

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

  • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 879 (1932).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 428

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 250 (1849).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by I. Friis & K. Vollesen [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Radlk. in E.P. IV, 165: 879 (1932)
  • in Hook., Niger Fl.: 250 (1849)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
    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 Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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