4367.000 Micrococca Benth.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996) Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, with stipules. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate (sometimes opposite in lowermost), petiolate, simple, crenate or serrate, membranous, penninerved, often purplish-tinged. Inflorescences axillary, spicate or racemose with the flowers in bracteate clusters along the axis, usually the terminal flower female. Male flowers pedicellate; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 3(-4) valvate lobes; petals absent; disk of 3–30 free interstaminal glands or absent. Female flowers pedicellate; sepals 3–5, imbricate; petals absent; disk glands 2–6; ovary 2–4-locular, with 1 ovule per loculus. Fruit 2–4-coccous, or 1-coccous by abortion, dehiscent; pericarp thin; endocarp crustaceous. Seeds subglobose, thinly arillate; testa crustaceous; endosperm fleshy.

Worldwide: 12 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Micrococca mercurialis

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mercurialis (L.) Benth.N,W,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Micrococca:

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Flora of Botswana: Micrococca
Flora of Caprivi: Micrococca
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Micrococca
Flora of Malawi: Micrococca
Flora of Mozambique: Micrococca
Flora of Zambia: Micrococca

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

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: Micrococca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=847, retrieved 5 March 2024

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