Glyphaea Hook. f. ex Planch.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves petiolate, strongly 3-veined from the base. Stipules caducous. Flowers in leaf-opposed or axillary, 1-several-flowered cymes. Sepals 5, stellately-hairy on the outside. Petals 5, bright yellow, without glands. Stamens numerous; anthers dehiscing by terminal pores. Style simple; stigma simple. Fruit oblong-cylindric or fusiform, indehiscent, woody, longitudinally ribbed. Seeds discoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Glyphaea:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Glyphaea
Flora of Mozambique: Glyphaea

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

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: Glyphaea., retrieved 15 July 2024

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