Heywoodia Sim.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996) Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4)

Description of the genus

Tree, evergreen completely glabrous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, sometimes peltate in juvenile foliage, stipulate; blades simple, entire, basally symmetrical, coriaceous. Flowers axillary, sessile, 1-3-flowered cymes, shortly pedicellate; bracts 4, free, imbricate, concave. Sepals 3, free, imbricate, concave, unequal; petals 5, free, imbricate, concave, subequal. Fruit depressed-subglobose, shallowly 8–10-lobed, tardily septicidally dehiscent. Seeds solitary per loculus by abortion.

Worldwide: 1 species with a disjunct distribution in East Africa and Mozambique and South Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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

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: Heywoodia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2265, retrieved 20 September 2020

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