4642.000 Mystroxylon Eckl. & Zeyh.

Description of the genus

Unarmed shrubs or trees. Stipules free, caducous. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a dichasial cyme. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, united at base. Petals 5. Disk intrastaminal. Ovary superior, 2-3-locular. Fruit an indehiscent fleshy drupe. Seed 1, without an aril.

Derivation of name: from Greek: mystron meaning a spoon and xylon meaning wood, a translation of the vernacular name spoonwood

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Mystroxylon aethiopicum subsp. schlechteri

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aethiopicum (Thunb.) Loes. subsp. schlechteri (Loes.) R.H. ArcherNDescription, Image

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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: Mystroxylon.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=891, retrieved 14 June 2024

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