4640.000 Elaeodendron Jacq.

Description of the genus

Glabrous trees or shrubs. Stipules small, free, caducous. Leaves all opposite, or subopposite to alternate on young shoots. Infl pedunculate to sessile, regularly dichasial, in axils of foliage leaves or prophylls; bracts persistent. Flowers bisexual (in ours) or unisexual. Sepals, petals and stamens 3-5. Stamens united with base of disk. Ovary superior, 2-3-locular. Fruit drupaceous, hard or ± fleshy. Seeds 1-2(-3), without an aril.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics, S Africa, C America and W Indies

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Elaeodendron transvaalense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
croceum (Thunb.) DC.E
matabelicum Loes.N,W,C,E,S
schlechterianum (Loes.) Loes.N,S
transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R.H. ArcherN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Elaeodendron
Flora of Caprivi: Elaeodendron
Flora of Malawi: Elaeodendron
Flora of Mozambique: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zambia: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Elaeodendron

External websites:

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

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: Elaeodendron.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=889, retrieved 25 August 2016

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