4035.000 Calodendrum Thunb.


Description of the genus

Trees. Young branches tomentose, bearing simple, stellate and branched hairs, becoming glabrous. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, simple, dotted with translucent glands. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, ovate, short. Petals 5. Stamens 5, borne on a disk, alternating with 5 prominent petaloid staminodes. Ovary borne on an elongate gynophore, warty-glandular, 5-lobed and 5-locular. Fruit a spherical, woody and warty capsule. Seeds angular, black, shiny.

Derivation of name: beautiful tree

Worldwide: 2 species in East Africa, one extending southwards to the Cape

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Calodendrum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Calodendrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Calodendrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Calodendrum

External websites:

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

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: Calodendrum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=800, retrieved 9 June 2023

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