Scutia (Comm. ex DC.) Brongn.
  • Ann. Sci. Nat. (Paris) 10: 362. 1827.


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General Information

Shrubs scandent or erect, spinose or unarmed. Leaves opposite or subopposite, leathery, margin entire or inconspicuously serrulate. Flowers hermaphroditic, 5-merous, few fascicled in leaf axils or in shortly pedunculate axillary cymes, shortly pedicellate. Calyx tube hemispherical or turbinate; sepals 5, triangular. Petals deeply obcordate or bilobed, base clawed, shorter than sepals. Stamens equaling petals. Disk thin, lining calyx tube, slightly fleshy, at margin free. Ovary globose, immersed in disk, 2-5-loculed, with 1 ovule per locule; style short, undivided or 2-4-fid. Drupe obovoid-globose or subglobose, apex often with rudimentary style, base surrounded by persistent calyx tube, with 2-4 one-seeded stones, embedded in a thin, fleshy pulp at maturity. Seeds not furrowed, seed coat thin to nearly leathery.

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    Morphology

    Flowers 5-merous, in condensed axillary cymes or axillary fascicles or solitary in the axils

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    Branchlets and leaves opposite or nearly so; petioles short

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    Glabrous or nearly glabrous thorny shrubs or small trees, the thorns either straight (New World) or short and recurved (Africa, etc.)

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    Drupe nearly globose, at maturity pulpy and with 2 or 3 seeds each enclosed in the free endocarpous stone which has no evident ventral pore or slit and is never regularly dehiscent.

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    Disk lining the cup, rather thin

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    Ovary 2–3-celled (very rarely 3-merous in Africa); style very short and slightly lobed

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    Disk lining the receptacle.

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    Ovary superior, 2(4)-locular; ovules 1 in each loculus; style 2(4)-lobed.

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    Petals 5, inserted at the back of the margin of the disk, shortly unguiculate, emarginate, cucullate.

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    Stamens 5, ± equal in length to the petals.

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    Receptacle turbinate.

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    Sepals 5.

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    Flowers bisexual.

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    Shrubs or lianes, unarmed or armed with straight or hooked axillary spines.

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    Fruit an ovoid or subglobose somewhat fleshy drupe.

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    Leaves usually opposite, oval to oblong, entire or denticulate, glabrous, penninerved; stipules very small, deciduous.

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    Seeds 2–4, each surrounded by a thin but tough endocarp.

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    Inflorescence an axillary fascicle or umbel.

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    Arbustes'ou lianes, épineux ou non, à rameaux souvent anguleux; épines axillaires, droites ou crochues.'Feuilles , le plus souvent, opposées, largement ovales à oblongues, entières ou dentelées, glabres, penninerves; stipules très petites.'Inflorescences'axillaires, fasciculées ou ombellées.'Fleurs'☿; réceptacle hémisphérique ou turbiné, parfois persistant et accrescent; calice à 5 dents; pétales 5, insérés en dedans du rebord du disque, à onglet court, émarginés, souvent cucullés; étamines 5, enveloppées par les pétales; disque tapissant le réceptacle à bord droit ou ondulé; ovaire supère logé dans le disque, à 2-4 loges 1-ovulées; style simple, conique, 2-4 lobé.'Drupes'obovales à subglobuleuses, peu charnues, entourées à la base par le réceptacle accrescent.'Graines 2-4, entourées chacune d'un endocarpe mince et coriace, à testa membraneux à subcoriace; albumen nul ou ± abondant; cotylédons plan-convexes; radicule très courte.\n\t\t\t\tGenre comprenant 9 espèces dont 1 (2? africaine; au Congo belge, 1 espèce et 1 variété.

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