4559.000 Pseudospondias Engl.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees with peeling bark. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, petiolate; leaflets opposite or alternate, petiolulate, lateral leaflet bases asymmetric. Flowers in axillary panicles, dioecious. Male flowers: calyx 3-4(-5)-partite; petals 3-4(-5)-partite, whitish; disk crenulate; pistillode reduced to four lobes; stamens 6-8(-10), often in two whorls of different lengths. Female flowers: perianth and disk similar to male; staminodes present; carpels 3-4(-5), usually only 1 fertile; styles 3-4(-5), very short, subapical; stigmas 3-4(-5), nearly sessile. Drupe oblong-obovoid; exocarp blue-black; mesocarp resinous; endocarp woody with 3-4(-5) opercula; 3-4(-5)-locular. [Description contributed by Dr Susan Pell]

Worldwide: 2 species in subsaharan Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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microcarpa (A. Rich.) Engl. var. hirsuta Brenan

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudospondias
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pseudospondias
JSTOR Plant Science: Pseudospondias
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pseudospondias
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Tropicos: Pseudospondias
Wikipedia: Pseudospondias

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pseudospondias.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1640, retrieved 30 May 2023

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