5304.000 Scolopia Schreb.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, usually spiny. Leaves glabrous, coriaceous. Flowers (in ours) bisexual in axillary racemes. Sepals c.5. Petals c.5, as many as the sepals. Stamens numerous, not collected into bundles. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit a ± fleshy berry with several seeds.

Derivation of name: from skolopes (Gr), thorn or pointed stick, referring to the spines present in many of the species.

Worldwide: 37 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
stolzii Gilg & SleumerN,C,SDescription, Image
theifolia GilgN
zeyheri (Nees) Harv.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scolopia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Scolopia
Flora of Mozambique: Scolopia
Flora of Zambia: Scolopia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scolopia

External websites:

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

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: Scolopia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=975, retrieved 23 March 2023

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