5593 Syncarpia Ten.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Trees, rarely shrubby, to 60 m. tall; bark fibrous, deeply furrowed, grey on the surface, brown below. Leaves: seedling leaves opposite; adult leaves forming pseudo whorls or 4 leaves near branch tips, hairy or glabrous. Flowers 7 (or fewer by abortion) branched, flowers sessile; bracts 2 per inflorescence, persistent becoming fused at the base of the fruit. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, small, persistent. Petals 4 or 5, white. Fruit a woody capsule. Seeds straight or slightly curved.

Worldwide: 3 species endemic to Australia, naturalised in southern Africa.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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glomulifera (Sm.) Nied.

Other sources of information about Syncarpia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Syncarpia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2371, retrieved 30 June 2022

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