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

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: Kiggelaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kiggelaria

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kiggelaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kiggelaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kiggelaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kiggelaria
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iNaturalist: Kiggelaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kiggelaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Kiggelaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kiggelaria
Plants of the World Online: Kiggelaria
Tropicos: Kiggelaria
Wikipedia: Kiggelaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Kiggelaria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=974, retrieved 7 December 2023

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