Antrocaryon

Antrocaryon Pierre

Description:
Polygamodioecious trees. Leaves deciduous, alternate, imparipinnate, petiolate; leaflets opposite or subopposite, sessile or petiolulate, entire. Inflorescences axillary panicles, often emerging with new leaves. Flowers pedicellate; perianth 5-parted; calyx slightly imbricate or apert; corolla imbricate (valvate in A. klaineanum), pubescent; androecium diplostemonous; pistillode very reduced; staminodes reduced; disk glabrous, 10 lobed; carpels 5; styles 5, recurved, subapical and excentric; stigmas capitate; ovules 5, apical or subapical. Drupe plum-like or apple-shaped and depressed at apex, 5-locular; mesocarp strong smelling and edible; endocarp woody, angled with 5 apical opercula. n = 12.

Three species in tropical Africa, 1 in Amazonian Brazil and Peru.

Original Publication: Antrocaryon Pierre in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris II, 3: 23 (1898)

Synonyms:
Poupartia Comm. ex Juss. (1789), p. p.

Bibliography:
R.B. Fernandes, Garcia de Orta, Bot., Lisboa, 2: 107-110 (1975), rev.

Web Links:
Manuplants: Plants of  Manu National Park in Southeastern Peru
Tree Atlas of Liberia
Tropicos – Antrocaryon
The Plant List – Antrocaryon

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