4483.010 Sclerocroton Hochst.

SAPIUM P. Browne p.p.

Description of the genus

Monoecious shrubs or trees, hairless, with milky latex. Stipules linear. Leaves alternate, simple, without glands; margin serrate or entire, often with 1-2 marginal glands. Inflorescence a terminal elongate spike, lax at maturity, all male or with 1(-2) female flowers at the base. Male flowers: calyx open in bud, 3(-4)-lobed; petals 0; stamens 2-3. Female flowers: calyx 3(-4)-lobed; petals 0; ovary 3-lobed, each lobe with 2 appendages; styles 3. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent. Seeds smooth, ecarunculate.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Sclerocroton integerrimus

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integerrimus Hochst. ex KraussDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Sclerocroton
Flora of Zambia: Sclerocroton
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sclerocroton

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sclerocroton
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sclerocroton
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sclerocroton
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sclerocroton
JSTOR Plant Science: Sclerocroton
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sclerocroton
Plants of the World Online: Sclerocroton
Tropicos: Sclerocroton
Wikipedia: Sclerocroton

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sclerocroton.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1625, retrieved 28 February 2024

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