Dicranolepis Planch.

First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 8: t. 798 (1848)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa.

Descriptions

Thymelaeaceae, B. Peterson (University of Göteborg). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees
Morphology Branches
Branches spreading horizontally, young twigs glabrous to pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade oblong or elliptic, usually unequal-sided, long-acuminate, basally cuneate to obtuse, chartaceous, glabrous or pubescent, pinnately nerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, subsessile or shortly pedicelled, solitary or 2–4 or clustered in the leaf axils, bracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube cylindric, usually elongate, ± pubescent, sometimes glandular; lobes 5, usually pubescent outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, shorter or longer than the calyx-lobes, often divided nearly to the base, entire, laciniated or irregularly shaped at the top, white or very pale yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10, in two whorls in the throat of the calyx-tube; episepalous filaments slightly longer than the alternisepalous; anthers included or exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary shortly stipitate, 1-locular, glabrous or pubescent; disc cup-shaped, ± deeply lobed, fleshy or membranous; style slender; stigma clavate or capitate, included or exserted
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit drupe-like, spherical or elongate, brown, red or orange, enclosed in the persistent base of the calyx-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed with thin testa often fixed to the hard pericarp.
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Sources

  • 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0