4640.000 Elaeodendron Jacq.

Description of the genus

Glabrous trees or shrubs. Stipules small, free, caducous. Leaves all opposite, or subopposite to alternate on young shoots. Inflorescence pedunculate to sessile, regularly dichasial, in axils of foliage leaves or prophylls; bracts persistent. Flowers bisexual (in ours) or unisexual. Sepals, petals and stamens 3-5. Stamens united with base of disk. Ovary superior, 2-3-locular. Fruit drupaceous, hard or ± fleshy. Seeds 1-2(-3), without an aril.

Derivation of name: from Greek: elaia meaning olive, dendron meaning a tree, referring to the fruit’s likeness to real olives

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics, South Africa, Central America and West Indies

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Loes.) Loes. N,S
matabelicum Loes.C,SDescription, Image
schlechterianum (Loes.) Loes.S?Description, Image

Other sources of information about Elaeodendron:

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Flora of Botswana: Elaeodendron
Flora of Caprivi: Elaeodendron
Flora of Mozambique: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zambia: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Elaeodendron

External websites:

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

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: Elaeodendron.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=889, retrieved 24 March 2023

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