4483.020 Shirakiopsis Esser

SAPIUM P. Browne in part

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, with unbranched, multicellular, coloured hairs, with milky latex. Stipules small. Leaves alternate, simple, without glands; margin serrate with marginal glands below. Inflorescence a terminal elongate spike, lax at maturity. Male flowers: calyx 2-3-lobed; petals 0; stamens 2-3. Female flowers: calyx 2-3-lobed; petals 0; ovary 2(-4)-lobed;styles 2(-4). Fruit 2(-4)-lobed, smooth, shiny, indehiscent or ± so. Seeds smooth, greyish-brown, ecarunculate.

Worldwide: 6 species; 3 in Asia, 3 in Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Shirakiopsis elliptica

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elliptica (Hochst.) EsserC,EDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Shirakiopsis
Flora of Zambia: Shirakiopsis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Shirakiopsis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Shirakiopsis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Shirakiopsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Shirakiopsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Shirakiopsis

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: Shirakiopsis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1626, retrieved 18 September 2014

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