6386.020 Vitellariopsis Baill. ex Dubard

Description of the genus

Shrubs and trees with leaves crowded at ends of branches. Flowers borne in axils of current leaves. Sepals 8, in 2 dissimilar whorls of 4. Corolla of 8 deeply 3-lobed petals. Staminodes alternating with stamens, triangular, fused into a cone. Fruit a 1-seeded berry. Seeds with a large basal scar.

Worldwide: 5 species from east tropical and southern Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kirkii (Baker) DubardN
marginata (N.E. Br.) Aubrév.MS,GI,M

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Vitellariopsis

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

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: Genus page: Vitellariopsis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1075, retrieved 25 May 2022

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