4448.000 Clutia L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, less often monoecious, trees, shrubs or herbs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate, entire. Flowers in axillary fascicles; female flowers sometimes solitary. Male flowers: pedicels jointed; sepals 5, imbricate; petals 5, free, clawed; disk with glands in 1-3 series on the sepals, petals and receptacle; stamens 5; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals and petals as in male but persistent and hardening in fruit; ovary 3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3. Fruit splitting into 3 2-valved cocci. Seeds shiny, black.

Worldwide: 70 species, mostly in Africa, including 2 in Arabia.

Malawi: 9 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach. var. abyssinica N,C,SDescription, Image
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach. var. pedicellaris (Pax) PaxN,C,SDescription
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.[Agg]N,C,S
angustifolia Knauf ex PaxN,C,S
brassii Brenan[End]S
conferta Hutch.[End]S
paxii Knauf ex PaxNDescription, Image
swynnertonii S. MooreSDescription, Image
whytei Hutch. var. whytei N,C,S

Other sources of information about Clutia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Clutia
Flora of Mozambique: Clutia
Flora of Zambia: Clutia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Clutia

External websites:

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

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: Clutia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=867, retrieved 12 December 2023

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