5290.000 Hydnocarpus Gaertn.

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

Description of the genus

Usually dioecious trees, rarely shrubs. Leaves usually petiolate, simple, alternate with small stipules, margin entire or toothed; lamina pinnately veined. Inflorescence usually consisting of axillary branched cymes; sometimes reduced to fascicles or solitary flowers, or rarely flowers in long raceme-like panicles from trunk or older branches. Flowers hypogynous; sepals imbricate; petals 4 or 5(-14), each with a hairy basal scale inside. Ovary superior. Fruit a berry. Seeds many, packed in pulp.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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venenata Gaertn.

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External websites:

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

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: Hydnocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2277, retrieved 24 April 2024

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