4478.000 Excoecaria L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious or monoecious trees, with milky latex. Leaves alternate or opposite. Inflorescence a spike, unisexual or bisexual composed mostly of male flowers with a few female at the base. Male flowers: sessile; sepals 3; petals and disk 0; stamens 3. Female flowers: sepals 3; petals and disk 0;ovary 3-locular; styles 3, free, strongly coiled. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent, strongly inflated in E. bussei.

Worldwide: 40 species in the Old World tropics extending to the Pacific

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Excoecaria bussei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bussei (Pax) PaxN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
madagascariensis (Baill.) Müll. Arg.E

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Flora of Botswana: Excoecaria
Flora of Caprivi: Excoecaria
Flora of Malawi: Excoecaria
Flora of Mozambique: Excoecaria
Flora of Zambia: Excoecaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Excoecaria

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

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: Excoecaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=870, retrieved 4 March 2024

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