8352.030 Psydrax Gaertn.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing. Stipules glabrous inside. Inflorescence of umbellate or branched cymes. Flowers 4-5-merous. Calyx tube broad; the limb reduced to a rim. Corolla white or yellow; lobes reflexed. Style usually at least twice as long as the corolla tube; pollen-presenter cylindric. Ovary 2-locular.

Derivation of name: from the Greek psydrax, blister or bump, perhaps referring to the bumps on the leaf upper surface above the domatia or alternatively to the warty seeds of some species.

Worldwide: 100 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 6 taxa.

Psydrax livida

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kraussioides (Hiern) BridsonEDescription, Image
livida (Hiern) BridsonN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
locuples (K. Schum.) BridsonS
martinii (Dunkley) BridsonN,C,E,S
obovata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Bridson subsp. elliptica Bridson[VU]E
parviflora (Afzel.) Bridson subsp. chapmanii BridsonE

Other sources of information about Psydrax:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Psydrax.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1401, retrieved 26 February 2024

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