4035.000 Calodendrum Thunb.


Description of the genus

Trees. Young branches tomentose, bearing simple, stellate and branched hairs, becoming glabrous. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, simple, dotted with translucent glands. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, ovate, short. Petals 5. Stamens 5, borne on a disk, alternating with 5 prominent petaloid staminodes. Ovary borne on an elongate gynophore, warty-glandular, 5-lobed and 5-locular. Fruit a spherical, woody and warty capsule. Seeds angular, black, shiny.

Derivation of name: beautiful tree

Worldwide: 2 species in East Africa, one extending southwards to the Cape

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Calodendrum capense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capense (L.f.) Thunb.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Calodendrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Calodendrum
Flora of Mozambique: Calodendrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Calodendrum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Calodendrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=800, retrieved 25 October 2016

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