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Ataenidia Gagnep.
Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 55: XLI-XLII (1908); Milne-Redh., Kew Bull. 1952: 167 (1952).

Description:
     Caulescent herbs. Inflorescence a much-branched, congested synflorescence; spathes persistent; cymule ± brachyblastic, interphyll present, bracteoles absent. Corolla tube ± equaling the lobes; outer staminodes 2, slightly unequal; cucullate staminode without appendage; ovary with 3 ovulate locules. Fruit with papyraceous pericarp; seeds arillate. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 287)

Geographical Distribution:
     Examples of Ataenidia are found throughout West Africa to the Central African Republic, Sudan and Uganda.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Only one species, A. conferta (Benth.).

Ataenidia conferta (Benth.) Milne-Redh.

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