Glyphaea Hook. f. ex Planch.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves petiolate, strongly 3-veined from the base. Stipules caducous. Flowers in leaf-opposed or axillary, 1-several-flowered cymes. Sepals 5, stellately-hairy on the outside. Petals 5, bright yellow, without glands. Stamens numerous; anthers dehiscing by terminal pores. Style simple; stigma simple. Fruit oblong-cylindric or fusiform, indehiscent, woody, longitudinally ribbed. Seeds discoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Glyphaea tomentosa

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tomentosa Mast.[NrEnd]N,Z,MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Glyphaea

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Glyphaea., retrieved 27 November 2021

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