Buchnerodendron Gürke

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 161 (1893)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa.

Descriptions

Flacourtiaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Unarmed shrubs or small trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate with more or less caducous stipules; lamina serrate and frequently cordate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary, cymose panicles, racemes or fascicles, bisexual or unisexual, rarely dioecious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, subvalvate, free to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6–12, imbricate, larger than the sepals.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ?, in two series, the outer somewhat longer than the inner; filaments slender, rather short; anthers linear, dehiscing by slits.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular, with 3–5 parietal multiovulate placentas; style simple, apex subentire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a globose, tardily dehiscent, echinate capsule splitting into 3–5 longitudinal valves (? or indehiscent).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds moderately numerous, ovoid or compressed, with a crustaceous testa, arillate at the base, sometimes pubescent; embryo straight, cotyledons foliaceous, ovate.
[FZ]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Subshrubs, shrubs or small trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves persistent, alternate, serrate or dentate, penninerved, petiolate; stipules ± caducous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in axillary peduncled cymose panicles, racemes or fascicles, the ♂ often subumbellately arranged, bisexual, or unisexual, apparently rarely dioecious, each flower with a rather large subpersistent basal bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, valvate, finally free to the base, with setose soft processes on the back
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6–12, imbricate, larger than the sepals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens numerous, in 2 series, the outer somewhat longer than the inner one; filaments slender, rather short; anthers linear, dehiscing by slits
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1-locular, with 3–5 parietal multi-ovulate placentas; style simple; stigma subentire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, tardily dehiscent longitudinally into 3–5 valves, covered in numerous elongate branched soft bristles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds rather numerous, ovoid or compressed; testa crustaceous, arillate at base.
[FTEA]

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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0