5992.000 Heteromorpha Cham. & Schltdl.

Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs and suffrutices. Leaves simple to 3-foliolate, less often pinnate with few leaflets. Inflorescence of lateral and terminal compound umbels. Bracts and bracteoles well-developed. Flowers appearing with the leaves. Calyx teeth triangular. Petals pale yellow to yellowish-green; apex inflexed. Fruit obovoid, slightly laterally flattened, hairless, with well-developed lateral wings.

Worldwide: 8 species, widely distributed in tropical and South Africa extending to Ethiopia and Yemen.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

Heteromorpha arborescens var. abyssinica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arborescens (Spreng.) Cham. & Schltdl. var. abyssinica (A. Rich.) H. WolffN,C,SDescription, Image
arborescens (Spreng.) Cham. & Schltdl. var. montana P.J.D. WinterDescription, Image
involucrata ConrathN,C,SDescription, Image
stenophylla Welw. ex Schinz var. transvaalensis (Schltr. & H. Wolff) P.J.D. WinterSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Heteromorpha:

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Flora of Botswana: Heteromorpha
Flora of Caprivi: Heteromorpha
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Heteromorpha
Flora of Mozambique: Heteromorpha
Flora of Zambia: Heteromorpha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heteromorpha

External websites:

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

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 Malawi: Genus page: Heteromorpha.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1041, retrieved 15 April 2024

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