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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to S. Africa.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Note
Beentje in Meded. Landbouwhogeschool Wageningen 78-7 (1978) and in Fl. Trop. E. Afr. (2002) included Ephippiocarpa in Callichilia Stapf. Callichilia, excluding the two species of Ephippiocarpa, is a genus of six species confined to forests of western tropical Africa. They are mostly lianas and have fruits consisting of two free mericarps.
Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, glabrous; latex white
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in solitary few-flowered cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube cylindrical, abruptly widened at the point of insertion of the anthers; lobes overlapping to the left in bud
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corona
Corona absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included; anthers on short filaments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of 2 largely united carpels; stigmatic head 5-ribbed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of 2 largely to almost entirely united fleshy carpels, several-seeded.
Distribution
Two species in eastern tropical Africa.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

Ephippiocarpa Markgr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 303 (1923)

Accepted by

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Callichilia.]

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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