Sorindeia Thouars

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, compound, imparipinnate, (1-)3-13-foliolate; tertiary nerves generally collected into an oblique nerve directed towards the angle between midrib and lateral nerves (not in S. madagascariensis); leaflets petiolulate. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal panicles, sometimes borne on the old wood. Flowers 5-merous, unisexual. Male flowers: calyx cup-shaped, shallowly 5-lobed or -toothed; petals valvate, longer than the calyx; stamens 10-20; disk minutely crenate. Female flowers: perianth similar to the male flowers; staminodes usually 5; ovary ovoid, 1-locular; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persistent on the fruit. Fruit a 1-seeded, ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid, drupe.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and subtropical Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Sorindeia madagascariensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
juglandifolia (A. Rich.) Planch. ex Oliv.M
madagascariensis ThouarsN,ZDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Sorindeia
Flora of Zambia: Sorindeia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sorindeia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sorindeia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sorindeia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sorindeia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sorindeia

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: Sorindeia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2234, retrieved 12 December 2017

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