4428.010 Vernicia Lour.

Description of the genus

Monoecious or ± dioecious trees with simple indumentum. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, entire or palmately-lobed (often together on same tree). Inflorescences. terminal, in the form of a thyrse; either male and female flowers in same inflorescence or inflorescences unisexual. Male flowers: calyx splitting into 2-3 lobes; petals 5, alternating with disk glands; stamens 8-14, inner united into a column. Female flowers: calyx, petals and disk as for male flowers; ovary 3(-5)-locular; styles 3(-5), erect. Fruit tardily dehiscent, shallowly 3(-5)-lobed.Similar to the genus Aleurites.

Worldwide: 3 species from E and SE Asia, two of which are commonly cultivated in tropical Africa and occur as rare escapes in Zimbabwe

Mozambique: 2 cultivated taxa.

Vernicia fordii

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fordii (Hemsl.) Airy ShawDescription, Image
montana Lour.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Vernicia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Vernicia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Vernicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vernicia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Vernicia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Vernicia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=863, retrieved 27 March 2023

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