4478.000 Excoecaria L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious or monoecious trees, with milky latex. Leaves alternate or opposite. Inflorescence a spike, unisexual or bisexual composed mostly of male flowers with a few female at the base. Male flowers: sessile; sepals 3; petals and disk 0; stamens 3. Female flowers: sepals 3; petals and disk 0;ovary 3-locular; styles 3, free, strongly coiled. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent, strongly inflated in E. bussei.

Worldwide: 40 species in the Old World tropics extending to the Pacific

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

bussei (Pax) PaxDescription, Image
cochinchinensis Lour.

Other sources of information about Excoecaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Excoecaria
Flora of Caprivi: Excoecaria
Flora of Malawi: Excoecaria
Flora of Mozambique: Excoecaria
Flora of Zambia: Excoecaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Excoecaria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Excoecaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=870, retrieved 23 March 2023

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