Schinopsis Engl.

Description of the genus

Trees, sometimes with thorns, and with contact dermatitis-causing exudate. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or 1-foliolate (rarely both on the same plant) or rarely 3-foliolate or paripinnate, petiolate; rhachis sometimes winged; leaflets opposite, entire. Flowers in terminal and/or axillary panicles, dioecious or monoecious. Male flowers: calyx 5-partite; petals 5-partite, green to white; disk 5-lobed; pistillode present; stamens 5. Female flowers: perianth and disk similar to male; staminodes present; carpels 3; styles absent or 3, lateral; stigmas 3 or solitary and sessile. Samara of exocarp and mesocarp expanded into a flattened lateral wing, green or red to brown; endocarp bony; 1-locular. [Description contributed by Dr Susan Pell]

Worldwide: 7 species in S America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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lorentzii (Griseb.) Engl.

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External websites:

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

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: Schinopsis., retrieved 30 May 2023

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