4630.000 Pterocelastrus Meisn.

Robson, N.K.B. et al. (1994) Celastraceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, without latex, glabrous; branches lined or angular. Leaves spiral, entire, petiolate; stipules free, small, thick, deciduous. Inflorescence pedunculate or rarely sessile, numerous-flowered, simple, in axil of foliage leaves or rarely in axil of bracts forming “panicles”; bracts persistent. Flowers pedicellate; sepals 5, unequal, imbricate, ± united, with margin entire to subentire; petals 5, white or greenish-white to cream or pale yellow, imbricate in bud, spreading. Ovary superior, sessile. Fruit capsular, often waxy or fleshy, with horn- or wing-like emergences. Seeds 1–3, glossy, red-brown, almost covered by a thin yellow aril, with fleshy endosperm.

Worldwide: 4 species in south-eastern Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Pterocelastrus echinatus

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echinatus N.E. Br.SDescription, Image

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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: Pterocelastrus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=888, retrieved 23 June 2024

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