4480.000 Homalanthus A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Monoecious or dioecious trees, with milky latex. Stipules caducous. Leaves alternate; petiole with a pair of glands at apex; lamina simple, usually entire. Inflorescence a solitary false raceme, usually predominantly male with 1 or more female flowers at the base. Male flowers: sepals 3 (in ours); petals 0; disc 0; stamens 8 (in ours); pistillode 0. Female flowers: calyx lobes 2-3; petals 0; disc 0; ovary 2(-3)-locular, with 1 ovule per loculus. Styles 2. Fruit 2(-3)-lobed, ± indehiscent. Seeds ovoid-ellipsoid.

Worldwide: 35 species, occurring from tropical Asia to Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Homalanthus populifolius

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populifolius GrahamC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Homalanthus:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Homalanthus

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

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: Homalanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=872, retrieved 1 April 2023

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