4219.000 Sphedamnocarpus Planch. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Subshrubs, shrubs or climbers. Stipules present or 0. Leaves opposite or whorled, bearing 2-4 glands on the margin of the lamina near the base of the lamina or apex of the petiole. Inflorescences umbellate or axillary panicles. Flowers actinomorphic or ± so, bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5, usually yellow, shortly unguiculate, not auriculate. Stamens 10; anthers ovate. Styles exceeding the stamens. Ovary 3-4-locular, densely hairy. Fruit a samara bearing a single entire oblique wing.

Worldwide: 18 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Sphedamnocarpus angolensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolensis (A. Juss.) Planch. ex Oliv.W,CDescription, Image
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl. var. pruriens N,W,E,SDescription, Image
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl. var. lanceolatus LaunertN,W,C
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl.[Agg]N,W,C,E,S
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl. subsp. galphimiifolius (A. Juss.) P. D. de Villiers & D. J. BothaW,E,S

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Flora of Botswana: Sphedamnocarpus
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Flora of Malawi: Sphedamnocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Sphedamnocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Sphedamnocarpus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphedamnocarpus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sphedamnocarpus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphedamnocarpus
JSTOR Plant Science: Sphedamnocarpus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sphedamnocarpus
Plants of the World Online: Sphedamnocarpus
Tropicos: Sphedamnocarpus
Wikipedia: Sphedamnocarpus

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: Sphedamnocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=822, retrieved 23 June 2024

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