7780.000 Dicerocaryum Bojer

Description of the genus

Herb, with widely spreading prostrate annual stems. Leaves variable. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, borne on long erect pedicels. Corolla obliquely campanulate; limb slightly 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit disk-like with 2 erect conical spines from the central raised portion.

Derivation of name: di - two; keras - horn; karyon - nut (Gr), referring to the two-thorned fruits.

Worldwide: 3 species in southern tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Dicerocaryum senecioides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
eriocarpum (Decne.) AbelsWDescription, Image
senecioides (Klotzsch) AbelsN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Tropicos: Dicerocaryum
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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: Dicerocaryum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1317, retrieved 13 June 2024

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