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

[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Lianes, shrubs or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; leaflets petiolulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, in many-flowered panicles, the female ones usually shorter and with thicker axis than in the male.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly cupuliform, with 4(5) triangular-ovate lobes, valvate in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4(5), patent, later reflexed, valvate, those of the female flowers slightly larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4(5), smaller and sterile in female flowers; filaments filiform; anthers dorsifixed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk cupuliform, ferruginous-hirsute or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, 1-locular, 1-ovulate; styles 3–4, reflexed or erect, compressed, with 2-lobed stigmas (rarely sessile).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ovoid, turbinate or subglobose, appressed-setulose or glabrous; exocarp and mesocarp ± fleshy; endocarp thin, coriaceous or crustaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovoid with very thick cotyledons.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious lianes, shrubs or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate; leaflets petiolulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in many-flowered panicles, ♀ inflorescences usually shorter and with thicker axis than ♂
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly cupuliform, with 4(–5) triangular-ovate lobes, valvate in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4(–5), spreading, later reflexed, valvate, those of ♀ slightly larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4(–5), smaller and sterile in ♀; filaments filiform; anthers dorsifixed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk cupuliform, ferruginous hirsute or glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid, unilocular, 1-ovulate; styles 3(–4), usually reflexed or sometimes spreading to rarely suberect, close together or slightly united at the base, with sessile 2-lobed stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ovoid, turbinate or subglobose, appressed-setulose or glabrous; exocarp and mesocarp somewhat fleshy; endocarp thin, coriaceous or crustaceous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ovoid with very thick cotyledons.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Trichoscypha Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Latilo, M.G. [30989], Nigeria 15573.000
Harris, D.J. [3161], Congo 29047.931
van der Burgt, X.M. [955], Cameroon 77251.000

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 423 (1862)

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. 1: 444.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 423 (1862).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in G.P. 1:423 (1862)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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