4275.000 Securidaca L.

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs. Leaves entire. Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal and axillary racemes. Sepals unequal, 5, the two lateral ones (wings) larger and petaloid, free. Petals 3 (occasionally 5 with 2 vestigial), free. Stamens 8. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit an indehiscent samara, usually 1-winged but sometimes with a second rudimentary wing. Seed 1, ecarunculate.

Worldwide: 80 species in the tropics (excluding Australia)

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Securidaca longepedunculata

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Other sources of information about Securidaca:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Securidaca
Flora of Mozambique: Securidaca
Flora of Zambia: Securidaca

External websites:

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

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: Securidaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=825, retrieved 25 November 2014

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