Carpodiptera Griseb.

Description of the genus

Small trees. Leaves petiolate. Stipules present. Flowers sometimes unisexual, in axillary pedunculate cymes. Sepals connate into a 2-3-lobed campanulate calyx. Petals 5, white (in ours), narrowed at the base, without glands. Stamens many. Ovary 2-locular, with 1(-2) pendulous ovules per loculus. Fruit a 2-valved capsule with very broad wings. Seed usually 1, usually hairy at the apex.

Worldwide: 1 species in Africa; 7 in tropical America

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Carpodiptera africana

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africana Mast.N,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Carpodiptera:

External websites:

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

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: Carpodiptera., retrieved 3 July 2022

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