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

[FTEA]

Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew and R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

Morphology General Habit
Unarmed lianes, entirely glabrous; older bark covered with a thin papery orange layer (as in some Salacia species); stems terete
Morphology General Exudate
Latex absent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, petiolate
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules reduced
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of paired cymes with no accessory branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pedicellate, rather similar in appearance to those of Salacia species; aestivation quincuncial, the petals overlapping to the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc spreading, cushion-like (but thin in the dried state) with a central depression carrying a narrowly columnar androgynophore
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, with flattened filaments; anthers with transverse dehiscence; pollen in monads, tricolporate, reticulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary completely superior, with 3 locules; ovules 2 per locule; style tapering, with a subpunctiform stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 3 flattened mericarps, each dehiscing into 2 caducous valves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2 in each mericarp, winged, with a marginal vein and a submedian vein (the raphe), inserted on an elevated bilobed structure which surrounds the placental tube; cotyledons joined or free; radicle very reduced.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Simicratea N.Hallé appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 5: 18 (1983)

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 Tropical East Africa

  • in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 4, T5, 1983, Sect. B, Adansonia 1: 18 (1983)

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