6404.000 Euclea L.

Description of the genus

Trees shrubs or suffrutices, usually evergreen. Leaves alternate, subopposite or subwhorled; margin sometimes minutely crenate, otherwise entire. Inflorescence a simple or branched false raceme. Flowers unisexual, the male usually larger than the female. Calyx 4(-5)-lobed, not accrescent. Corolla campanulate, 4(-5)-lobed. Stamens 10-30. Disk fleshy, fimbriate, sometimes undulate. Styles 2-3. Fruit nearly always a 1-seeded berry. Seed ± spherical, with 3 radiating lines from the apex.

Worldwide: c.12 species in Africa, Arabia, Socotra and the Comoro Is.

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Cirina forda (Emperor moth) Food plant
Euclea crispa subsp. crispa

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crispa (Thunb.) Sond. ex Gürke subsp. crispa N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
crispa (Thunb.) Sond. ex Gürke subsp. linearis sens. strict. (Zeyh. ex Hiern) F. WhiteW,C,S
crispa (Thunb.) Sond. ex Gürke subsp. linearis sens.lat. (Zeyh. ex Hiern) F. WhiteN,C,E,SDescription, Image
divinorum HiernN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
natalensis A. DC. subsp. acutifolia F. WhiteN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
natalensis A. DC. subsp. angustifolia F. WhiteS
schimperi (A. DC.) DandyN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
undulata Thunb.W,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Euclea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Euclea
Flora of Caprivi: Euclea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Euclea
Flora of Malawi: Euclea
Flora of Mozambique: Euclea
Flora of Zambia: Euclea

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Euclea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1077, retrieved 16 April 2024

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