7978.000 Sclerochiton Harv.

Description of the genus

Trees or small subshrubs. Inflorescence terminal, spicate. Bracts ovate or 0; bracteoles 2. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 1-lipped; lobes 5; tube shorter than the lobes. Fertile stamens 4, 1-thecous. Pollen prolate. Capsule woody.

Derivation of name: from the Greek skleros, meaning hard and chiton, covering, referring to the woody casing of its fruiting capsule.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa.

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

Sclerochiton harveyanus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apiculatus Vollesen[NrEnd]M
coeruleus (Lindau) S. Moore[NrEnd]N,Z,MS,GI
harveyanus NeesMSDescription, Image
hirsutus Vollesen [End]Z
kirkii (T. Anderson) C. B. ClarkeN,Z,MSDescription, Image
vogelii (Nees) T. Anderson subsp. congolanus (De Willd.) VollesenN

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Wikipedia: Sclerochiton
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sclerochiton
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sclerochiton

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: Genus page: Sclerochiton.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1342, retrieved 30 March 2023

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