8197.000 Hymenodictyon Wall.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Stipules interpetiolar. Leaves opposite, petiolate, deciduous. Domatia present. Inflorescence a spike or elongated head, composed of numerous 1-3-flowered cymes in the axils of secondary bracts. Flowers bisexual. Calyx of 5(-6) unequal lobes. Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate with 5 erect lobes. Style well exserted. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a dehiscent, strongly lenticellate capsule, splitting into 2 valves. Seeds broadly winged, the wing 2-fid at the base.

Derivation of name: from Greek: hymen meaning a membrane, diktyon, a net, referring to a net-like membrane surrounding the seed.

Worldwide: 20 species in the Old World.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
floribundum (Hochst. & Steud.) B. L. Rob.N,C,SDescription, Image
parvifolium Oliv. subsp. parvifolium SDescription, Image
parvifolium Oliv. subsp. scabrum (Stapf) Verdc. var. scabrum N
parvifolium Oliv. subsp. scabrum (Stapf) Verdc. var. fimbriolatum (De Wild.) Verdc. N

Other sources of information about Hymenodictyon:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hymenodictyon
Flora of Mozambique: Hymenodictyon
Flora of Zambia: Hymenodictyon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hymenodictyon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Hymenodictyon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1369, retrieved 8 December 2023

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