Illigera Blume

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

[FTEA]

Hernandiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Lianes climbing by means of twisting petioles, usually evergreen
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3- or rarely 5-foliolate, very rarely simple and 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, the individual elements simple or paired branched cincinni
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous; buds ellipsoid or rarely globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Tepal
Tepals in 2 whorls of 5, valvate, deciduous, the outer 3–5-nerved, the inner 1–3-nerved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, opposite the outer tepals, almost always alternating with sessile glands; filaments straight to S-shaped and not flattened or circinate and flattened, with 2 small clavate or stipitate inflated membranous appendages; anthers ovoid, dehiscing by valves which reflex back when open, hinged on the upper exterior part of the theca-margin
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ovoid, 4-angled, 2–4 of the angles developing into lateral wings in the fruit, when 4 then 2 shorter than the others.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Hainan, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre

Illigera Blume appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Boyce, P.C. [1137], Thailand 62971.000 No
Boyce, P.C. [869], Vietnam 63250.000 No

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 1153 (1827)

Accepted by

  • 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 of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 192.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bijdr.: 1153 (1826)
  • G.P. 1: 689 (1865)

  • 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 Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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