4325.000 Hymenocardia Wall. ex Lindl.

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, with domatia and golden glands beneath. Male inflorescences axillary (in ours), laxly spicate or ± paniculate; female terminal, few-flowered. Male flowers: calyx cup-shaped, with 4-6(-8) imbricate lobes; petals 0; disk 0; stamens 4-6; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals 4-6(-9); petals 0; disk 0; ovary 2-locular; ovules 2 per loculus; styles 2. Fruit 2-coccous, flattened, winged, dehiscent or not. Seeds 1 per coccus, flat, winged or not.

Worldwide: 6-7 species occurring in tropical and South Africa; one from SE Asia to Sumatra.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acida Tul. var. acida N,C,SDescription, Image
acida Tul. var. mollis (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.N,C,SDescription
acida Tul.[Agg]N,C,SImage
ulmoides Oliv.SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hymenocardia:

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Flora of Botswana: Hymenocardia
Flora of Caprivi: Hymenocardia
Flora of Mozambique: Hymenocardia
Flora of Zambia: Hymenocardia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hymenocardia

External websites:

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

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: Hymenocardia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=836, retrieved 9 June 2023

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