4448.000 Clutia L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, less often monoecious, trees, shrubs or herbs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate, entire. Flowers in axillary fascicles; female flowers sometimes solitary. Male flowers: pedicels jointed; sepals 5, imbricate; petals 5, free, clawed; disk with glands in 1-3 series on the sepals, petals and receptacle; stamens 5; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals and petals as in male but persistent and hardening in fruit; ovary 3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3. Fruit splitting into 3 2-valved cocci. Seeds shiny, black.

Worldwide: 70 species, mostly in Africa, including 2 in Arabia.

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

Clutia abyssinica var. abyssinica

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach. var. abyssinica EDescription, Image
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach. var. pedicellaris (Pax) PaxEDescription
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.[Agg]E
hirsuta E. Mey. ex Sond.N,C,EDescription, Image
monticola S. Moore var. monticola E
monticola S. Moore var. stelleroides (S. Moore) Radcl.-Sm.[End][VU]EDescription
paxii Knauf ex PaxEDescription, Image
pulchella L. var. obtusata Sond.C,S
punctata Wild[End][LR-nt]EDescription
robusta PaxE
sessilifolia Radcl.-Sm.[End][VU]EDescription
swynnertonii S. MooreE,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Clutia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Clutia
Flora of Zambia: Clutia

External websites:

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

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: Clutia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=867, retrieved 31 October 2014

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