5992.000 Heteromorpha Cham. & Schltdl.

Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs and suffrutices. Leaves simple to 3-foliolate, less often pinnate with few leaflets. Inflorescence of lateral and terminal compound umbels. Bracts and bracteoles well-developed. Flowers appearing with the leaves. Calyx teeth triangular. Petals pale yellow to yellowish-green; apex inflexed. Fruit obovoid, slightly laterally flattened, hairless, with well-developed lateral wings.

Worldwide: 8 species, widely distributed in tropical and South Africa extending to Ethiopia and Yemen.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arborescens (Spreng.) Cham. & Schltdl. var. abyssinica (A. Rich.) H. WolffN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
arborescens (Spreng.) Cham. & Schltdl. var. montana P.J.D. WinterMSDescription, Image
sp. agg. [Agg]N,Z,T,MS,GI,M

Other sources of information about Heteromorpha:

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Flora of Botswana: Heteromorpha
Flora of Malawi: Heteromorpha
Flora of Zambia: Heteromorpha
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heteromorpha

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Heteromorpha.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1041, retrieved 13 December 2017

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