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 Caprivi: cultivated Scolopia
Flora of Mozambique: Scolopia
Flora of Zambia: Scolopia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scolopia

External websites:

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

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: Scolopia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=975, retrieved 18 May 2024

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