4309.000 Drypetes Vahl

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs with simple indumentum. Latex 0. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple. Flowers in fascicles, borne in axils of leaves or on the old wood. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, later with 4-5 imbricate sepals; petals 0; pistillode minute or 0; disk intrastaminal; stamens 4-many. Female flowers like the male but sepals caducous; ovary 1-2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit drupe-like, indehiscent. Seed 1 per loculus.

Worldwide: c. 200 species in the tropics, E Asia and southern Africa

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gerrardii Hutch. var. gerrardii N,C,SDescription, Image
gerrardii Hutch. var. tomentosa Radcl.-Sm.S
gerrardii Hutch. var. grandifolia Radcl. Sm.Description
mossambicensis Hutch.C,SDescription, Image
natalensis (Harv.) Hutch. var. natalensis C,SDescription, Image
reticulata PaxSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Drypetes:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Drypetes
Flora of Mozambique: Drypetes
Flora of Zambia: Drypetes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Drypetes
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Drypetes

External websites:

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

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: Drypetes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=835, retrieved 17 April 2024

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