5296.000 Kiggelaria L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious unarmed tree with stellate hairs. Leaves simple, petiolate. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers in axillary inflorescences; female flowers usually solitary in axils. Sepals 5, ± free to base. Petals 5, free with a fleshy scale on the inside. Male flowers: stamens 8-10. Female flowers: ovary 1-locular; ovules numerous; styles 2-5. Fruit a 2-5-valved spherical capsule.

Comment: The placing of this genus in Achariaceae is highly provisional. It was formerly part of the now defunct family Flacourtiaceae but its true relationships with other genera from that family are still unclear. It has, at times, even been tentatively put in its own monogeneric family (Kiggelariaceae).

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Kiggelaria africana

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africana L.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kiggelaria:

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Flora of Malawi: Kiggelaria
Flora of Mozambique: Kiggelaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kiggelaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kiggelaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kiggelaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kiggelaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kiggelaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Kiggelaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=974, retrieved 24 October 2016

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