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.
Other sources of information about Sorindeia:
Our websites:Flora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): SorindeiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: SorindeiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for SorindeiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): SorindeiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Sorindeia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2234, retrieved 10 December 2013