4345.010 Androstachys Prain

Description of the genus

Dioecious tree. Indumentum simple. Leaves opposite, decussate, simple, entire. Stipules large, intrapetiolar, connate at first into a sheath enclosing the terminal bud. Flowers axillary; males in 3s, pendent; female solitary. Male flowers: sepals 2-5; petals 0; disk 0; stamens numerous; pistillode 0. Female flowers: sepals 5-6; stigmas 3, reflexed. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent. Seeds 6, laterally flattened, shiny.

Worldwide: 1 species in SE tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Androstachys johnsonii

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Flora of Mozambique: Androstachys

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

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: Androstachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=841, retrieved 4 March 2024

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