4388.000 Alchornea Sw.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, sometimes monoecious, trees or shrubs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate, with or without stipels. Male flowers in clusters; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 2-5 valvate lobes; disk 0; petals 0; anthers 2-thecous; stamens 8 or fewer. Female flowers usually 1 per bract; sepals (3-)4(-6); disk 0; petals 0; ovary 2-3-locular. Fruits 2-4-lobed, smooth or warty, splitting into 2-valved cocci.

Worldwide: 70 species, occurring in the tropics.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Alchornea laxiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirtella Benth.[LR-nt]EDescription, Image
laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.N,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alchornea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Alchornea
Flora of Malawi: Alchornea
Flora of Mozambique: Alchornea
Flora of Zambia: Alchornea

External websites:

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

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: Alchornea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=853, retrieved 22 May 2024

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