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

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Large forest trees usually more than 20 m. high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded at ends of branches or alternate, imparipinnate; leaflets (11–)15–21, lateral ones opposite or subopposite, generally oblong or ovate-oblong, rounded and unequal sided at the base, with numerous rather closely parallel lateral nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of panicles borne in leaf axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers polygamous, 5-merous Male flowers with 10 stamens and a pistillode at centre of thickened disk Female flowers a little larger than ♂, staminodes present; ovary subglobose, 5-locular, each locule with 1 ovule; styles 5, short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes shortly pointed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals valvate or imbricate, pubescent
sex Male
Male flowers with 10 stamens and a pistillode at centre of thickened disk
sex Female
Female flowers a little larger than ♂, staminodes present; ovary subglobose, 5-locular, each locule with 1 ovule; styles 5, short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a drupe, plum-like or apple-shaped and depressed at the apex, strong-smelling and edible; endocarp angled and several-seeded, with 5 apical opercules.

Native to:

Benin, Brazil North, Brazil West-Central, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Colombia, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaïre

Antrocaryon Pierre appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Fay, J.M. [8667], Central African Republic 63431.000

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris, n.s., 1: 23 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, nouv. sér. 2: 23 (1898).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris, nouv. sér., 3: 23 (1898)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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