E.Mey. ex Robyns
Ancylanthos Desf. in part, as to A. monteiroi Oliv.; Pooley: 478 (1993).
Shrubs or small trees. Leaves petiolate, oblong, elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, usually paler on undersurface; stipules shortly connate at base, shortly subulate, villous within, soon falling. Flowers in few- to many-flowered, dichotomously branched, axillary cymes, or terminating short, lateral shoots; peduncles short; pedicels mostly elongate. Calyx deeply 5-lobed; lobes usually almost as long as or longer than tube, elongate-spathulate or narrowly oblong-spathulate, obtuse; tube short, subglobose. Corolla 5-lobed, yellow, glabrous or hairy; lobes elongate, acuminate or acute, reflexed; tube cylindric to campanulate, with ring of deflexed hairs near base within, glabrous or sparsely hairy at throat. Stamens 5, arising in corolla mouth, exserted; filaments shorter than anthers; anthers apiculate. Disc annular, tumid. Ovary 5-locular, with a single pendulous ovule in each locule; style filiform, usually exserted; stigma broadly cylindric, sulcate, shortly 5-lobed. Fruit a drupe varying in shape according to number (1-5) of pyrenes developed; pyrenes asymmetrically ellipsoid, pyriform or subglobose with woody walls. x = 11 (high polyploidy).
Species 4, tropical Africa; 3 in sthn Afr., Northern Province and KwaZulu-Natal.

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