5327.000 Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.

Description of the genus

Spiny shrubs or trees, Leaves 3-veined from the base. Flowers usually unisexual, in short axillary racemes or solitary. Sepals 4-7. Petals 0. Stamens not in bundles, surrounded by a ring of disk glands. Styles 2-8. Fruit a fleshy berry, with seeds in pairs, one above the other.

Derivation of name: Named after Etienne de Flacourt, 1607-1660, director-general of the French East India Company and a former Governor of Madagascar

Worldwide: c. 15 species in tropical and South Africa, extending to Fiji

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
indica (Burm. f.) Merr.N,C,SDescription, Image
vogelii Hook. f.N

Other sources of information about Flacourtia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Flacourtia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=981, retrieved 22 April 2024

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