2813.000 Cryptocarya R. Br.

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely subopposite, pinnately-veined or 3-veined from the base. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal, paniculate cymes. Flowers bisexual; pedicels with 3 bracteoles. Tepals 6. Fertile stamens 9, in 3 whorls; anthers 2-celled; filaments of inner whorls with a pair of glands at the base. Ovary sessile, completely enclosed, when mature, within the accrescent receptacle. Fruit drupaceous, spherical or ellipsoid, 1-seeded. Seed spherical.

Worldwide: c. 200 species in tropical and warm regions

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Cryptocarya liebertiana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
liebertiana Engl.EDescription, Image
transvaalensis Burtt DavyE

Other sources of information about Cryptocarya:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cryptocarya
Flora of Mozambique: Cryptocarya

External websites:

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

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: Cryptocarya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=607, retrieved 27 February 2024

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