4558.000 Sclerocarya Hochst.

Description of the genus

Trees, mostly glabrous but hairs, if present, simple never stellate. Leaves alternate, crowded at ends of branches, imparipinnate, petiolate, entire or toothed. Flowers unisexual, in axillary or terminal, spike-like inflorescences. Sepals and petals 3-4(-5). Male flowers: stamens 15-25; pistillode 0. Female flowers slightly larger than male; staminodes ± developed; ovary 2-3(-4)-locular; styles 2-3; stigmas capitate. Drupe obovoid-subspherical with fleshy mesocarp and thick bony endocarp which is 3-operculate at apex. Seeds 2-3, flattened.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and S Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst. subsp. caffra (Sond.) KokwaroN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Sclerocarya
Flora of Caprivi: Sclerocarya
Flora of Mozambique: Sclerocarya
Flora of Zambia: Sclerocarya
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sclerocarya

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sclerocarya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sclerocarya
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sclerocarya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sclerocarya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sclerocarya

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: Sclerocarya.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=879, retrieved 25 August 2016

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