Author: Jan Scholten
Genera: 19; ± 180 species.
Habitat: lowland tropical rain forest, savanna.
Evergreen trees, woody shrubs and climbers.
Leaves are pinnate, trifoliate, rarely entire; alternate; exstipulate; with a pulvinus at the base of the petiole.
Agelaea, Burttia, Cnestidium, Cnestis, Connarus, Ellipanthus, Hemandradenia, Jaundea, Jollydora, Manotes, Paxia, Pseudoconnarus, Rourea, Roureopsis, Santalodes, Santaloides, Spiropetalum, Taeniochlaena, Vismianthus.
Connarus: It's pantropical in distribution with some 80 to 120 species.
Ellipanthus: The about seven species are common in the Old World.
Hemandradenia: The two or so species are common in tropical Africa.
Burttia: only one species Burttia prunoides in Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia.
Vismianthus: Of the only two species, one occurs in Tanzania and one in Myanmar.
Jollydora: only one species Jollydora duparquetiana in Gabon.
Manotes with three species found in tropical Africa.
Agelaea: About 15 species found in tropical Africa and tropical Asia.
Cnestidium: The four species are common in the Neotropics.
Cnestis: The 13 or so species are mainly found in tropical Africa, one species also occurs in tropical Asia.
Pseudoconnarus: The four to five species are common in South America.
Rourea: It is pantropically distributed with about 40 to 100 species.
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