Putterlickia Endl.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966) Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs, spreading or straggling, without latex, glabrous; branches lined or angular, sometimes ending in a spine, frequently condensed to form short shoots. Leaves spiral or fasciculate (on short shoots), entire or with margin denticulate, petiolate; stipules free, small, caducous. Inflorescence pedunculate, dichasial or sometimes becoming monochasial, many- to few-flowered, simple, in axils of foliage leaves or in clusters on short shoots; bracts persistent. Flowers pedicellate, with pedicels articulated; sepals (4)5, subequal, imbricate, free or united at the base, with margin finely ciliolate; petals (4)5, white, imbricate in bud, spreading or suberect. Ovary superior. Fruit capsular, coriaceous to woody, without emergences, dehiscing loculicidally to the base. Seeds 6–18, glossy, red-brown, with a laciniate fleshy aril forming a complete covering, with fleshy endosperm.

Worldwide: 2 species in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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verrucosa (E. Mey. ex Sond.) Szyszyl.S

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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: Genus page: Putterlickia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2346, retrieved 29 November 2023

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