Leaves with translucent gland dots (visible when held up to light)

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

These pellucid glands usually occur throughout the lamina and may be seen by looking through the leaf while holding it against a bright light source.

FamilySpeciesComment
Alismataceae Limnophyton obtusifolium
Euphorbiaceae Acalypha brachiata
Euphorbiaceae Mallotus oppositifolius var. oppositifolius
Euphorbiaceae Neoboutonia macrocalyx Stated to be gland-dotted in FZ
Euphorbiaceae Neoboutonia mannii
Euphorbiaceae Neoboutonia melleri
Fabaceae subfamily Caesalpinioideae Colophospermum mopane
Heteropyxidaceae Heteropyxis dehniae
Heteropyxidaceae Heteropyxis natalensis
Monimiaceae Xymalos monospora
Rutaceae Calodendrum capense
Rutaceae Citrus × limon
Rutaceae Clausena anisata
Rutaceae Fagaropsis angolensis
Rutaceae Vepris bachmannii
Rutaceae Zanthoxylum chalybeum var. chalybeum
Rutaceae Zanthoxylum gilletii
Salicaceae Casearia battiscombei
Salicaceae Casearia gladiiformis
Sapindaceae Filicium decipiens
Number of species: 20


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: List of species with each spot-character: Leaves with translucent gland dots (visible when held up to light).
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=719, retrieved 23 September 2021

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