1. Family: Rutaceae Juss.
    1. Citropsis (Engl.) Swingle & M.Kellerm.

      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
    Shrubs or small trees; branches with (0–)1–2 axillary spines
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate, (1–3–)5–9-foliolate, alternate; petiole and rhachis winged; leaflets ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, dotted with pellucid glands, slightly crenate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of short axillary racemes or cymose clusters
    Flowers
    Flowers bisexual, 4(–5)-merous
    Calyx
    Sepals united in a 4(–5)-lobed cupuliform calyx
    Corolla
    Petals 4(–5), imbricate in bud
    Stamens
    Stamens 8(–10), inserted at the base of an annular disk; filaments subulate, flattened towards base; anthers dorsifixed, 2-lobed at base
    Pistil
    Ovary 4(–5)-locular, each locule 1-ovulate; style long; stigma subglobose, 4(–5)-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit globose, punctate with oil-glands; endocarp fleshy
    Seeds
    Seeds with fleshy cotyledons.
    [FZ]

    Rutaceae, F. A. Mendoça. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Small trees or shrubs; branches with (0) 1–2 axillary spines.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, (1–3) 5–9-foliolate; petiole and rhachis winged (in our area); leaflets ovate, elliptic or lanceolate, dotted with pellucid glands, margin slightly crenate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of short axillary racemes or cymose clusters.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4 (5)-merous, bisexual.
    Calyx
    Sepals united in a 4 (5)-lobed cupuliform calyx.
    Corolla
    Petals 4 (5).
    Stamens
    Stamens 8 (10).
    Disc
    Disk annular.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4 (5)-locular, loculi 1-ovulate; style long; stigma subglobose, 4 (5)-lobed.
    Fruits
    Fruit baccate, globose, punctate with oil-glands; endocarp fleshy.
    Seeds
    Seeds with fleshy cotyledons; endosperm absent.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cabinda, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Citropsis (Engl.) Swingle & M.Kellerm. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1992 Wheatley, J.I. [329], Cameroon K000540120

    First published in J. Agric. Res. 1: 419 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Swingle in Webber & Batchelor, Citrus Industry 1: 302 (1943).
    • Engl. in E. & P. Pflanzenfam. 19A: 347 (1931)
    • in Journ. Agric. Research 1: 421 (1914)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Journ. Agric. Res. 1: 419, 421 (1914).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Journ. Agric. Res. (U.S.D.A.) 1: 419, 421 (1914)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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