Phyllocosmus Klotzsch


Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees with rather coriaceous entire or serrulate leaves; stipules very small, soon falling. Flowers small, in lax axillary fascicles of racemes or rarely panicles of spikes. Sepals shortly connate at the base. Petals usually contorted, persistent and often indurated in fruit. Ovary 5-locular, each locule with 2 ovules. Fruit capsule, globose with fleshy walls, dehiscent. Seeds ellipsoid, surrounded by a pale yellowish or reddish aril.

Worldwide: 15 species, pantropical.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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lemaireanus (De Wild. & T. Durand) T. Durand & H. DurandCDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Phyllocosmus
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Phyllocosmus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Phyllocosmus
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Wikipedia: Phyllocosmus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phyllocosmus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phyllocosmus

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: Phyllocosmus., retrieved 27 March 2023

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