Peddiea Harv.

First published in J. Bot. (Hooker) 2: 265 (1840)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or small trees with glabrous branches
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, often clustered at the ends of the branches; leaf-blade lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous, midrib raised on both sides
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or rarely racemose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube cylindric
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals none
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10 in two whorls on the upper portion of the calyx-tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 2-chambered; disc cup-shaped, entire, dentate or lobed, rarely ciliated; style filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1 (–2).
[FTEA]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Morphology General Bark
Bark fibrous and very tough
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or rarely racemose Inflorescence terminal, umbellate or rarely racemose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4(5)-merous, bisexual Flowers 4(5)-merous, bisexual.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 2-locular; disk cup-shaped, entire, dentate or lobed, rarely ciliated; style filiform, stigma capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, ovoid, indehiscent Fruit a drupe, ovoid, indehiscent.
Distribution
About 10 species in tropical and SE Africa, and one endemic in Madagascar.
Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrubs or small trees with glabrous branches. Evergreen shrubs or small trees with glabrous branches
Morphology Stem
Bark fibrous and very tough.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple, often clustered at the ends of the branches; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous, midrib raised on both sides. Leaves alternate, simple, often clustered at the ends of the branches; lamina lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous, midrib raised on both sides
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tube cylindric. Calyx tube cylindric. Petals absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8 or 10 in 2 whorls on the upper portion of the calyx tube; filaments very short; anthers oblong. Stamens 8 or 10 in 2 whorls on the upper portion of the calyx tube; filaments very short; anthers oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary sessile or shortly stipitate, 2-locular; disk cup-shaped, entire, dentate or lobed, rarely ciliated; style filiform, stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1(2). Seeds 1(2).
[FZ]

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
  • 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