4436.000 Hevea Aubl.

Description of the genus

Monoecious trees. Leaves alternate, stipulate, long-petiolate, trifoliate; petiole with an apical gland; leaflets petiolate, entire, penninerved; stipules small. Inflorescences axillary, subtended by leaves or bracts, paniculate; bracts small, entire. Calyx ovoid or globose in bud, 5-lobed, the lobes valvate; petals absent. Fruit large, trigonous, septicidally dehiscent into 3. Seeds large, oblong-ovoid, smooth, blotched.

Worldwide: 10 Species, from South America, one widely cultivated.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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SpeciesContent
brasiliensis (Willd. ex A. Juss.) Müll. Arg.

Other sources of information about Hevea:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hevea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hevea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hevea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hevea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hevea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hevea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2549, retrieved 24 September 2020

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