4220.000 Acridocarpus Guill. & Perr.

Description of the genus

Erect, trailing or climbing shrubs, rarely small trees. Leaves alternate usually with glands beneath at the base and sometimes with 2 rows of smaller glands parallel to the margins. Inflorescences of corymbs, panicles or racemes, axillary or terminal. Flowers actinomorphic or nearly so. Sepals with one or more subcircular glands. Petals 5, white or yellow, usually unguiculate. Stamens 10; anthers lanceolate, ovate or ovate-oblong. Ovary 3-locular, usually with one abortive loculus; usually densely hairy. Fruit a samara with an entire dorsal wing.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and New Caledonia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Coeliades anchises (One-pip policeman) Larval foodplant
Coeliades sejuncta (Coast policeman; Ochreous-banded policeman) Larval foodplant
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
natalitius A. Juss. var. natalitius [CR]EDescription

Other sources of information about Acridocarpus:

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Flora of Malawi: Acridocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Acridocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Acridocarpus

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

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: Acridocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=823, retrieved 22 May 2024

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