4219.000 Sphedamnocarpus Planch. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Subshrubs, shrubs or climbers. Stipules present or 0. Leaves opposite or whorled, bearing 2-4 glands on the margin of the lamina near the base of the lamina or apex of the petiole. Inflorescences umbellate or axillary panicles. Flowers actinomorphic or ± so, bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5, usually yellow, shortly unguiculate, not auriculate. Stamens 10; anthers ovate. Styles exceeding the stamens. Ovary 3-4-locular, densely hairy. Fruit a samara bearing a single entire oblique wing.

Worldwide: 18 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl. var. pruriens SEDescription, Image
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl.[Agg]SE
pruriens (A. Juss.) Szyszyl. subsp. galphimiifolius (A. Juss.) P. D. de Villiers & D. J. Botha

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Flora of Caprivi: Sphedamnocarpus
Flora of Malawi: Sphedamnocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Sphedamnocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Sphedamnocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sphedamnocarpus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Sphedamnocarpus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=822, retrieved 21 April 2024

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