1956.000 Antiaris Lesch.

Description of the genus

Trees, monoecious or dioecious; lateral branches self-pruning. Leaves distichous on the lateral branches, pinnately veined; stipules semi-amplexicaul, free. Inflorescences on minute spurs, in the leaf axils or just below the leaves, involucrate. Staminate inflorescences pedunculate; flowers numerous; tepals 2–7, free: stamens 2–4, straight in bud. Pistillate inflorescences sessile or pedunculate, uniflorous; perianth partly adnate to the receptacle, 4-lobed; ovary adnate to the perianth, stigmas 2, ligulate, equal. Fruit forming a drupaceous whole together with the enlarged fleshy, orange to scarlet-coloured receptacle; seed large, without endosperm; cotyledons thick, equal.

Worldwide: Species 1, confined to the Old World.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
toxicaria Lesch. subsp. welwitschii (Engl.) C.C. Berg var. usambarensis (Engl.) C.C.Berg

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Flora of Zambia: Antiaris

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Antiaris.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1978, retrieved 7 August 2020

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