4325.000 Hymenocardia Wall. ex Lindl.

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, with domatia and golden glands beneath. Male inflorescences axillary (in ours), laxly spicate or ± paniculate; female terminal, few-flowered. Male flowers: calyx cup-shaped, with 4-6(-8) imbricate lobes; petals 0; disk 0; stamens 4-6; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals 4-6(-9); petals 0; disk 0; ovary 2-locular; ovules 2 per loculus; styles 2. Fruit 2-coccous, flattened, winged, dehiscent or not. Seeds 1 per coccus, flat, winged or not.

Worldwide: 6-7 species occurring in tropical and South Africa; one from SE Asia to Sumatra.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Hymenocardia acida var. acida

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acida Tul. var. acida W,C,EDescription, Image
acida Tul. var. mollis (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.C,EDescription
acida Tul.[Agg]W,C,EImage
ulmoides Oliv.E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hymenocardia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hymenocardia
Flora of Caprivi: Hymenocardia
Flora of Malawi: Hymenocardia
Flora of Mozambique: Hymenocardia
Flora of Zambia: Hymenocardia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hymenocardia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hymenocardia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Hymenocardia
Wikipedia: Hymenocardia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hymenocardia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hymenocardia

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: Hymenocardia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=836, retrieved 24 March 2023

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