1. Family: Rutaceae Juss.
    1. Aeglopsis Swingle

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Rutaceae, J.O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

    Habit
    Deciduous shrubs or small trees; bark dark grey; branchlets with axillary spines; spines mostly single, straight and sharp
    Leaves
    Leaves predominantly unifoliolate (sometimes a few 2–3-foliolate), subsessile or petioled, densely glandular punctate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of short axillary panicles
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual
    Calyx
    Calyx 3–5-lobed, lobes short
    Corolla
    Petals 3–5, oblong to ovate, imbricate in bud, ± 1 cm. long
    Stamens
    Stamens 8–12; filaments free and subulate; anthers sagittate
    Disc
    Disk present, annular
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid, 5–8-locular; ovules many and in 2 series per locule; style short; stigma cylindrical to capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit large and pepo-like, spherical or pear-shaped, with hard shell and indehiscent, 5–8-locular, each locule many-seeded
    Seeds
    Seeds somewhat ellipsoid, compressed; testa coriaceous and glabrous; endosperm lacking.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Aeglopsis Swingle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mém. Soc. Bot. France 8: 237 (1912)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Swingle in Webber & Batchelor, Citrus Industry 1: 460 (1943).
    • Engl. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19A: 353 (1931)
    • in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 58, Mém. 8: 237 (1912)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 58, Mém. 8: 237, t. 2/1–9 (1912)

    Sources

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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