Schizozygia Baill.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985) Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree, repeatedly dichotomously branched and with 2 inflorescences in each fork, with white latex; branchlets terete. Leaves opposite, those of a pair equal, petiolate; lamina obovate, cuneate at the base. Inflorescences corymbose, congested. Flowers actinomorphic except for the sometimes slightly unequal sepals; calyx green; corolla with tube yellow and limb creamy to yellow; tube slightly shorter to much longer than the calyx; lobes in the bud overlapping to the right, spreading. Fruit composed of 2 almost free adaxially dehiscent carpels, wall thinly coriaceous, irregularly striate, grooved when dry. Seeds few, surrounded by a thin red or orange pulpy aril, obliquely ellipsoid, with a deep groove to 1/2 their width at the hilar side and shallowly grooved at the other sides, minutely rugose; endosperm copious, starchy, white.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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coffaeoides Baill.N

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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: Schizozygia., retrieved 29 January 2023

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