3873.000 Strongylodon Vogel

Description of the genus

Woody climbers. Leaves with 3 leaflets. Flowers borne in long axillary pedunculate racemes; standard markedly recurved; keel petals long, curved. Stamens 10, diadelphous. Fruit an ovate-oblong pod.

Derivation of name: from the Greek: strongylos meaning round and odous or odontos meaning tooth; referring to the rounded teeth of the calyx.

Worldwide: 12 species occurring from Madagascar to Polynesia and especially in the Philippines.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Strongylodon macrobotrys

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macrobotrys A. GrayDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Strongylodon:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Strongylodon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Strongylodon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Strongylodon
Wikipedia: Strongylodon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strongylodon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strongylodon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Strongylodon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1813, retrieved 20 September 2021

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