5172.000 Psorospermum Spach

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, petiolate; lamina with opaque, dark-coloured glandular dots, mostly near the margin and brownish stellate hairs, particularly beneath. Flowers in a terminal, cymose panicle, bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5. Ovary 5-locular with 1(-2)-ovulate loculi. Styles 5, free. Fruit a berry. Seeds with a fleshy, glandular-punctate testa.

Worldwide: 40-45 species from tropical Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Psorospermum febrifugum

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Flora of Mozambique: Psorospermum
Flora of Zambia: Psorospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psorospermum

External websites:

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

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: Psorospermum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=961, retrieved 18 June 2024

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