4035.000 Calodendrum Thunb.

CALODENDRON Thunb.

Description of the genus

Trees. Young branches tomentose, bearing simple, stellate and branched hairs, becoming glabrous. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, simple, dotted with translucent glands. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, ovate, short. Petals 5. Stamens 5, borne on a disk, alternating with 5 prominent petaloid staminodes. Ovary borne on an elongate gynophore, warty-glandular, 5-lobed and 5-locular. Fruit a spherical, woody and warty capsule. Seeds angular, black, shiny.

Derivation of name: beautiful tree

Worldwide: 2 species in East Africa, one extending southwards to the Cape

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Calodendrum capense

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SpeciesContent
capense (L.f.) Thunb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Calodendrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Calodendrum
Flora of Mozambique: Calodendrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Calodendrum

External websites:

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

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: Calodendrum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=800, retrieved 20 May 2024

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