3792.000 Ormocarpum P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Stipules persistent; stipels 0. Leaves often fasciculate on short shoots, imparipinnate. Leaflets alternate or subopposite, entire. Flowers in axillary racemes or solitary. Bracts persistent. Bracteoles persistent, opposite. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper lobes partly fused. Pod consists of 1-6 indehiscent articles.

Derivation of name: from Greek: ormos meaning a necklace and carpos a fruit, referring to the constrictions between the seeds.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and warm Old World

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Ormocarpum zambesianum

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kirkii S. MooreN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
trichocarpum (Taub.) Engl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
zambesianum Verdc.N,WDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Ormocarpum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ormocarpum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ormocarpum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ormocarpum
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Tropicos: Ormocarpum
Wikipedia: Ormocarpum

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: Ormocarpum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=737, retrieved 8 June 2023

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