2066.000 Stenocarpus R. Br.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, scattered or spirally arranged; lamina simple, variously lobed or compound. Inflorescence terminal or in upper leaf axils, umbellate or sometimes together in umbels or racemes; bracts caducous or absent. Flowers zygomorphic; tube opening on lower side, all 4 segments finally separating, limb globular, recurved; anthers broad, sessile. Fruit follicles, mostly narrowly oblong or cylindric (flattened and semi-circular in 1 species), splitting down 1 side. Seeds numerous, in 2 rows, highly compressed, winged.

Derivation of name: from Greek: stenos meaning narrow and carpos meaning a fruit, a reference to the characteristics of the seed capsules.

Worldwide: 25 species in the western Pacific.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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sinuatus Endl.

Other sources of information about Stenocarpus:

External websites:

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

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: Stenocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1847, retrieved 22 May 2024

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