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This genus is accepted, and its native range is São Tomé, Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Moraceae, C.C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Trees or shrubs, monoecious, probably with self-pruning lateral branches
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous at least on the lateral branches, pinnately veined; stipules fully amplexicaul, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the leaf-axils, unisexual, discoid-capitate, involucrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Staminate inflorescences pedunculate, with 3–4 involucral bracts; flowers several; sepals 2–4 basally connate; stamens 2–4, straight in bud; pistillode usually absent Pistillate inflorescences sessile, uniflorous, with several involucral bracts; flowers partly adnate to the receptacle; perianth 3–4-lobed; ovary adnate to the perianth; stigmas 2, band-shaped, equal
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences pedunculate, with 3–4 involucral bracts; flowers several; sepals 2–4 basally connate; stamens 2–4, straight in bud; pistillode usually absent Pistillate inflorescences sessile, uniflorous, with several involucral bracts; flowers partly adnate to the receptacle; perianth 3–4-lobed; ovary adnate to the perianth; stigmas 2, band-shaped, equal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit forming a drupaceous whole with the enlarged fleshy red receptacle
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed large, without endosperm; cotyledons very unequal.

Native to:

Gulf of Guinea Is., Tanzania

Mesogyne Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 117 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
  • Gardner, E.M. & al. (2020). Repeated parallel losses of inflexed stamens in Moraceae: phylogenomics and generic revision of the tribe Moreae and the reinstatement of the tribe Olmedieae (Moraceae) bioRxiv 2020.04.08.030452.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg in B.J.B.B. 47: 323 (1977)
  • in E.J. 20: 147 (1894)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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