4309.000 Drypetes Vahl

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs with simple indumentum. Latex 0. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers in fascicles, borne in axils of leaves or on the old wood. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, later with 4-5 imbricate sepals; petals 0; pistillode minute or 0; disk intrastaminal; stamens 4-many. Female flowers like the male but sepals caducous; ovary 1-2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit drupe-like, indehiscent. Seed 1 per loculus.

Worldwide: c. 200 species in the tropics, E Asia and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arguta (Müll. Arg.) Hutch.E,SDescription, Image
gerrardii Hutch. var. gerrardii E,SDescription
mossambicensis Hutch.N,E,SDescription, Image
natalensis (Harv.) Hutch. var. natalensis E,SDescription, Image
reticulata PaxE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Drypetes:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Drypetes
Flora of Mozambique: Drypetes
Flora of Zambia: Drypetes
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Drypetes

External websites:

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

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: Drypetes.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=835, retrieved 28 September 2016

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