4839.000 Filicium Thwaites ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Tree. Leaves 1-paripinnate, with winged rhachis. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary thyrse. Sepals 5, free. Petals 5. Stamens 5. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit drupe-like, indehiscent. Seeds without an arillode.

Derivation of name: from the Latin: filix, meaning fern, which the leaf resembles.

Worldwide: 3 species, one in Africa and Asia and two in Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

decipiens (Wight & Arn.) ThwaitesDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Filicium:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Filicium
Flora of Mozambique: Filicium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Filicium

External websites:

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

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: Filicium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=914, retrieved 20 May 2024

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