5596.010 Lophostemon Schott

Wilson, P.G. & Waterhouse, J.T. (1982) A Review of the genus Tristania R. Br. (Myrtaceae): a Heterogeneous Assemblage of Five Genera Aust. J. Bot. 30 413-446

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate, crowded in pseudowhorls at the apex of the branches; juvenile leaves opposite. Milky latex present. Inflorescence a dichasium, borne in the axil of a leaf or bud scale. Sepals 5, generally persistent but caducous in confertus. Petals 5, white to cream. Stamens in more than one whorl, united into fascicles opposite the petals. Ovary semi-inferior, 3-locular. Capsule apically loculicidal; top of the ovary not or scarcely exceeding the rim of the hypanthium. Seeds linear-cuneate.

Worldwide: 4 species in northern and eastern Australia with one species extending to southern New Guinea.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Lophostemon confertus

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confertus (R. Br.) P.G. Wilson & J.T. Waterh.Description, Image

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

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: Lophostemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2113, retrieved 24 March 2023

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