1. Family: Rutaceae Juss.
    1. Fagaropsis Mildbr.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Deciduous trees or shrubs, usually with buttresses.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, imparipinnate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of terminal panicles arising from buds at the end of the previous year’s branches, before or together with the new leafy branches.
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual by abortion, pedicellate, arranged in cymose clusters in branched panicles and in sessile clusters on the main rhachis. Male flowers: (6) 8 stamens4; ovary vestigial, glabrous. Female flowers: (staminodes not seen); disk annular; ovary globose, 4–5-locular with 1 pendulous ovule in each loculus; style short; stigma 4–5-lobed.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, united at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals 4 (sometimes 5–6 in the female flowers), imbricate.
    Fruits
    Fruit baccate, subglobose, somewhat depressed, glandular-foveolate.
    Seeds
    Seed ovoid, pendulous; endosperm present.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Unarmed deciduous shrubs or trees, often with buttress-roots
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate and opposite
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of terminal panicles arising from buds at the end of the previous year’s branches, before or together with the new leafy branches
    Flowers
    Flowers unisexual by abortion, pedicellate Male flowers: stamens 4–8; anthers basifixed, 2-lobed at base; ovary vestigial and glabrous Female flowers: ovary globose, 4-locular, with 1 pendulous ovule in each locule; style short; stigma 4-lobed
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, united at the base
    Corolla
    Petals normally 4, but occasionally 5–6 in ♀ flowers, imbricate in bud
    Male
    Male flowers: stamens 4–8; anthers basifixed, 2-lobed at base; ovary vestigial and glabrous
    Female
    Female flowers: ovary globose, 4-locular, with 1 pendulous ovule in each locule; style short; stigma 4-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit thinly fleshy, globose, indehiscent, shortly stipitate, somewhat depressed, glandular-bullate, with resinous smell like the pepper tree
    Seeds
    Seeds usually 2–4 per fruit, somewhat triquetrous-ovoid, with 2 flat sides and a third convex side; endosperm present.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Fagaropsis Mildbr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Siebenl. Forstw. Deutsch. Ostafr.: 90 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Forstw. Deutsch-Ostafr.: 90 (1914).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Forstw. Deutsch-Ostafr.: 90 (1914)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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/
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