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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Moraceae, C. C. Berg. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, pinnately veined, stipules semi-amplexicaul, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the leaf axils, spicate, bracteate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Staminate flowers: tepals 4, basally connate; stamens 4, inflexed in bud; pistillode present. Pistillate flowers numerous; tepals 4, basally connate; ovary free, stigmas 2, filiform, markedly unequal in length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth enlarged, ± fleshy, greenish; fruit free, somewhat drupaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed small, with endosperm, cotyledons thin, equal, plane.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trees, dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves distichous, pinnately veined; stipules semi-amplexicaul, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the leaf-axils, spicate, bracteate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Staminate flowers: tepals 4, basally connate; stamens 4, inflexed in bud; pistillode present Pistillate flowers 5–15; tepals 4, basally connate; ovary free; stigmas 2, filiform, very unequal in length
sex Male
Staminate flowers: tepals 4, basally connate; stamens 4, inflexed in bud; pistillode present
sex Female
Pistillate flowers 5–15; tepals 4, basally connate; ovary free; stigmas 2, filiform, very unequal in length
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting perianth enlarged, ± fleshy, greenish; fruit free, somewhat drupaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed small, with endosperm; cotyledons thin, equal, plane.

Native to:

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

Introduced into:

India, Trinidad-Tobago

Milicia Sim appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Forest Fl. Port. E. Afr.: 97 (1909)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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 Zambesiaca

  • C.C. Berg in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 52: 226 (1982)
  • For. Fl. Port. E. Afr.: 97 (1909).
  • in F.T.E.A., Moraceae: 4 (1989).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg in B.J.B.B. 52: 226 (1982)
  • For. Fl. Port. E. Afr.: 97 (1909)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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