Nectaropetalum Engl.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Erythroxylaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Young shoots terete or ± compressed. Leaves petiolate, alternate, simple, entire, coriaceous, penninerved, with densely reticulate tertiary venation; stipules intrapetiolar, usually completely united, deciduous or caducous. Flowers axillary, solitary or in few-flowered fascicles, heterostylic. Sepals (4) 5, valvate, connate at the base, ± coriaceous. Petals (4) 5, white, free, unguiculate, deciduous; nectary appendage small (more rarely absent). Ovary 2-locular. Fruit probably drupaceous.

Worldwide: 6 species, 5 from Kenya to the Cape, 1 in Congo.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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carvalhoi Engl.N

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

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: Nectaropetalum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2281, retrieved 15 August 2020

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