Napoleonaea

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Napoleonaea
Napoleonaea imperialis 1.jpg
N. imperialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Lecythidaceae
Genus: Napoleonaea
P.Beauv.
Type species
Napoleonaea imperialis
P.Beauv.
Synonyms[1]
  • Belvisia Desv. 1814, illegitimate homonym, not Mirb. 1802 (Polypodiaceae)
  • Napoleona P.Beauv., spelling variant

Napoleonaea is a genus of woody plant in the Lecythidaceae family first described as a genus in 1804, the same year its namesake (Napoleone di Buonaparte) crowned himself Emperor of the French.[2][3] The genus is native to Africa.[1][4][5]

Accepted species[1]
  1. Napoleonaea egertonii Baker f. - Nigeria, Gabon
  2. Napoleonaea gabonensis Liben - Cameroon, Gabon
  3. Napoleonaea gossweileri Baker f. - Congo, Angola, Zambia
  4. Napoleonaea heudelotii A.Juss. - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso
  5. Napoleonaea imperialis P.Beauv. - from Benin to Angola
  6. Napoleonaea lutea Baker f. ex Hutch. & Dalziel - Nigeria
  7. Napoleonaea reptans Baker f. ex Hutch. & Dalziel - Nigeria
  8. Napoleonaea septentrionalis Liben - CAR, Congo, Zaire, Gabon
  9. Napoleonaea talbotii Baker f. - Nigeria, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo
  10. Napoleonaea vogelii Hook. & Planch. - from Guinea to Angola

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Palisot de Beauvois, Ambroise Marie François Joseph. 1804. Napoléone Impériale 1.
  3. ^ Tropicos, Napoleonaea P. Beauv.
  4. ^ Ronde de Craene, L. P. Floral development of Napoleonaea (Lecythidaceae), a deceptively complex flower. Flowers on the Tree of Life. Cambridge University Press. 2011.
  5. ^ Liben, L. (1971). Révision du genre africain Napoleonaea P. Beauv. (Lecythidaceae). Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 41: 363-382.