2830.000 Gyrocarpus Jacq.

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees, rarely shrubs. Leaves simple, undivided or 3–5-lobed, long-petiolate. Inflorescence corymbose, consisting of ebracteate cymes, mainly in upper leaf axils. Flowers small, numerous; perianth segments in one 4–8-merous imbricate whorl, equal or unequal with 2 segments. Fruit a globose, ovoid or ellipsoid drupe with 2 long apical wings; cotyledons spirally twisted.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and warm regions.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gyrocarpus americanus subsp. africanus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
americanus Jacq. subsp. africanus KubitzkiN,W,E,SDescription, Image

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Tropicos: Gyrocarpus
Wikipedia: Gyrocarpus

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: Gyrocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=609, retrieved 25 May 2024

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