3113.000 Thilachium Lour.


Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree. Leaves simple and/or 3-foliolate. Inflorescences of corymbose racemes. Calyx entire and closed in bud, rupturing transversely on expansion. Petals 0. Stamens many in a column. Ovary on a long gynophore. Fruit indehiscent, with 8-10 longitudinal ribs.

Worldwide: 10 species in eastern and SE Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Thilachium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thilachium

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

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: Thilachium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=634, retrieved 17 April 2024

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