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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, sometimes sarmentose, or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or rarely 1-foliolate; leaflets petiolulate; tertiary nerves generally collected into an oblique nerve, directed towards the angle between the midrib and the lateral nerves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, 5-merous, in axillary or terminal branched panicles. male flowers: calyx ± cupuliform, shallowly 5-lobulate or -dentate; petals valvate, or sometimes imbricate, longer than the calyx; stamens 10–20, filaments subulate, inserted below and on the disk, anthers dorsifixed, introrse; disk crenulate, glabrous; pistillode absent. Female flowers: perianth similar to the male; staminodes usually 5, small; ovary free, ovoid, 1-locular, the ovule pendent, apical; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persisting on the fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid; mesocarp thin, fleshy; endocarp chartaceous or woody.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ellipsoid.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs, sometimes sarmentose, or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or rarely unifoliolate; leaflets alternate to opposite, petiolulate; tertiary nerves sometimes collected into an oblique nerve, directed towards the angle between the midrib and the lateral nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, in axillary or terminal branched panicles or borne on old wood below the leaves Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; reduced stamens or staminodes usually 5, small; ovary free, ovoid, unilocular, the ovule pendent, apical; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma persistent on the fruit Male flowers: calyx somewhat cupuliform, shallowly 5-lobed; petals valvate, or sometimes imbricate, much longer than the calyx; stamens normally 10–21; filaments subulate, inserted below and on the disk; anthers dorsifixed, introrse; disk crenulate, glabrous; pistillode absent
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx somewhat cupuliform, shallowly 5-lobed; petals valvate, or sometimes imbricate, much longer than the calyx; stamens normally 10–21; filaments subulate, inserted below and on the disk; anthers dorsifixed, introrse; disk crenulate, glabrous; pistillode absent
sex Female
Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; reduced stamens or staminodes usually 5, small; ovary free, ovoid, unilocular, the ovule pendent, apical; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma persistent on the fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid; mesocarp thin, fleshy; endocarp chartaceous or woody
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ellipsoid.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or rarely 1-foliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers 5-merous, in panicles which are sometimes borne on old wood below the leaves, with a cup-shaped, shallowly lobed calyx much exceeded by the petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with usually 5 small staminodes; ovary ovoid, 1-celled; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persistent on the fruit Male flowers with normally 10–21 stamens inserted below and on a crenulate disk; pistillode absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes ellipsoid or ± ovoid.
Distribution
Some 10 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Comoros, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Sorindeia Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1976 Letouzey, R. [14511], Cameroon K000093105

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 23 (1806)

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: 439.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 23 (1806).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gen. Nov. Madag.: 23 (1806)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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