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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hydnocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2277, retrieved 17 August 2022

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