4368.000 Erythrococca Benth.

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs with simple hairs, without milky latex. Buds bearing persistent protective scales. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, gland-toothed. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, splitting later into 3-4 valvate lobes; petals 0. Female flowers: calyx 2-4-partite; petals 0; ovary 2-3-locular. Fruit of 1-3 dehiscent cocci. Seeds subspherical bearing a scarlet aril.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and South Africa and southern Arabia.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Erythrococca trichogyne var. trichogyne

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
menyharthii (Pax) PrainN,W,CDescription, Image
polyandra (Pax & K. Hoffm.) PrainEDescription, Image
trichogyne (Müll. Arg.) Prain var. trichogyne N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Erythrococca:

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

External websites:

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

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: Erythrococca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=848, retrieved 24 March 2023

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