0762.000 Syngonium Schott

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

Description of the genus

Epiphytic or hemi-epiphytic herbs; mostly climbing with aerial roots; stems with milky latex. Leaves simple or variously divided into 3-11 leaflets; petiole forming a leaf sheath at base. Inflorescence axillary, solitary or in groups 1-11; peduncles erect in flower, pendulous when fruiting; spathe fleshy convolute, notably narrow at middle; lamina whitish green, opening when mature; spadix shorter than spathe. Flowers perianth absent. Fruit berries, united to form an ovoid syncarp. Seeds 1, ovoid or obovoid.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Syngonium

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

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: Syngonium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2373, retrieved 14 April 2024

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