4428.010 Vernicia Lour.

Description of the genus

Monoecious or ± dioecious trees with simple indumentum. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, entire or palmately-lobed (often together on same tree). Inflorescences. terminal, in the form of a thyrse; either male and female flowers in same inflorescence or inflorescences unisexual. Male flowers: calyx splitting into 2-3 lobes; petals 5, alternating with disk glands; stamens 8-14, inner united into a column. Female flowers: calyx, petals and disk as for male flowers; ovary 3(-5)-locular; styles 3(-5), erect. Fruit tardily dehiscent, shallowly 3(-5)-lobed.Similar to the genus Aleurites.

Worldwide: 3 species from E and SE Asia, two of which are commonly cultivated in tropical Africa and occur as rare escapes in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Vernicia montana

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Other sources of information about Vernicia:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Vernicia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Vernicia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Vernicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vernicia

External websites:

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

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: Vernicia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=863, retrieved 9 June 2023

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