2830.000 Gyrocarpus Jacq.

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees, rarely shrubs. Leaves simple, undivided or 3–5-lobed, long-petiolate. Inflorescence corymbose, consisting of ebracteate cymes, mainly in upper leaf axils. Flowers small, numerous; perianth segments in one 4–8-merous imbricate whorl, equal or unequal with 2 segments. Fruit a globose, ovoid or ellipsoid drupe with 2 long apical wings; cotyledons spirally twisted.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and warm regions.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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americanus Jacq. subsp. africanus KubitzkiSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Gyrocarpus
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Flora of Mozambique: Gyrocarpus
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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Gyrocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gyrocarpus

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Wikipedia: Gyrocarpus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gyrocarpus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gyrocarpus

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: Gyrocarpus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=609, retrieved 30 January 2023

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