4500.000 Synadenium Boiss.

Carter, S. & Leach, L.C. (2001) Euphorbiaceae: subfamily Euphorbioideae: tribe Euphorbieae Flora Zambesiaca 9(5)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees with copious milky latex. Branches cylindric, ± fleshy. Stipules consisting of small conspicuous dark brown glands. Leaves alternate, fleshy. Inflorescence composed of sessile cyathia in dichotomously branching axillary cymes, usually crowded into pseudumbels at the branch apices; bracts paired, persistent. Cyathium with entire glandular rim and 5 fringed lobes. Male flowers in 5 groups, bracteolate. Female flower shortly stalked, elongating in fruit; ovary 3-locular; styles 3 with 2-fid stigmas. Fruit a 3-lobed, dehiscent, capsule. Seeds with a sessile, often rudimentary, caruncle.

Worldwide: 14 species in east and southern tropical Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angolense N.E. Br.N
cameronii N.E. Br.SDescription, Image
kirkii N.E. Br.N,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Synadenium

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Synadenium
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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: Synadenium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=876, retrieved 19 July 2024

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