Description of the genus
Monoecious (in ours) shrubs or trees, with milky latex sometimes present. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, usually with a few glands beneath. Inflorescences consisting of terminal spikes or racemes borne on short lateral shoots; with 1-5 female flowers at the base and a dense head of male flowers at the apex. Male flowers: calyx lobes 2-3; petals 0; stamens with the 2-3 filaments united into a column. Female flowers: calyx lobes 3; ovary 3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3. Fruit spherical or weakly 2-3-lobed, dehiscent.
Worldwide: 4 species, occurring in tropical America and tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Maprounea:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: MaprouneaFlora of Caprivi
: MaprouneaFlora of Malawi
: MaprouneaFlora of Mozambique
: MaprouneaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): MaprouneaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: MaprouneaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for MaprouneaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): MaprouneaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Maprounea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=874, retrieved 25 July 2016