Sorindeia Thouars

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, compound, imparipinnate, (1-)3-13-foliolate; tertiary nerves generally collected into an oblique nerve directed towards the angle between midrib and lateral nerves (not in S. madagascariensis); leaflets petiolulate. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal panicles, sometimes borne on the old wood. Flowers 5-merous, unisexual. Male flowers: calyx cup-shaped, shallowly 5-lobed or -toothed; petals valvate, longer than the calyx; stamens 10-20; disk minutely crenate. Female flowers: perianth similar to the male flowers; staminodes usually 5; ovary ovoid, 1-locular; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persistent on the fruit. Fruit a 1-seeded, ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid, drupe.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and subtropical Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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madagascariensis ThouarsN,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sorindeia
Flora of Mozambique: Sorindeia
Flora of Zambia: Sorindeia

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

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: Sorindeia., retrieved 24 April 2024

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