4388.000 Alchornea Sw.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, sometimes monoecious, trees or shrubs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate, with or without stipels. Male flowers in clusters; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 2-5 valvate lobes; disk 0; petals 0; anthers 2-thecous; stamens 8 or fewer. Female flowers usually 1 per bract; sepals (3-)4(-6); disk 0; petals 0; ovary 2-3-locular. Fruits 2-4-lobed, smooth or warty, splitting into 2-valved cocci.

Worldwide: 70 species, occurring in the tropics.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirtella Benth.SDescription, Image
laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alchornea:

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Flora of Mozambique: Alchornea
Flora of Zambia: Alchornea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alchornea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alchornea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alchornea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Alchornea
Wikipedia: Alchornea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alchornea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alchornea

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: Alchornea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=853, retrieved 27 March 2023

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