6377.000 Chrysophyllum L.

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves: lamina with readily distinguished lateral veins, these straight and parallel. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous, borne in fascicles on new or old wood. Calyx of 5 sepals, arranged spirally or in 1 whorl, free to base. Corolla of 5 entire lobes, united into a tube below. Fruit a fleshy berry. Seeds 2-5, with abundant endosperm and with a long lateral scar.

Worldwide: 43 species in tropical America, Africa, Madagascar to Indomalesia and Australia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Chrysophyllum gorungosanum

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
gorungosanum Engl.EDescription, Image
viridifolium J.M. Wood & Franks[VU]EDescription

Other sources of information about Chrysophyllum:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chrysophyllum
Flora of Mozambique: Chrysophyllum
Flora of Zambia: Chrysophyllum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chrysophyllum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chrysophyllum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chrysophyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chrysophyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chrysophyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Chrysophyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1071, retrieved 23 July 2014

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