4485.000 Maprounea Aubl.

Description of the genus

Monoecious (in ours) shrubs or trees, with milky latex sometimes present. Leaves simple, alternate, entire, usually with a few glands beneath. Inflorescences consisting of terminal spikes or racemes borne on short lateral shoots; with 1-5 female flowers at the base and a dense head of male flowers at the apex. Male flowers: calyx lobes 2-3; petals 0; stamens with the 2-3 filaments united into a column. Female flowers: calyx lobes 3; ovary 3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3. Fruit spherical or weakly 2-3-lobed, dehiscent.

Worldwide: 4 species, occurring in tropical America and tropical Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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

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

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: Maprounea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=874, retrieved 24 June 2024

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