Micklethwaitia G.P. Lewis & Schrire

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)

Description of the genus

Small trees, deciduous. Leaves alternate or crowded on short shoots which later grow out, paripinnate; leaflets opposite, with short twisted petiolules; stipules intrapetiolar, early caducous. Inflorescence racemose, leaf-opposed on short shoots, rather few-flowered. Hypanthium shallowly cupular, much shorter than the sepals; sepals 4, reflexed at anthesis; petals 4–5, equalling or slightly longer than the stamens. Ovary 2-ovulate, the stipe partially fused to the walls of the hypanthium. Fruit pod asymmetrically narrowly obovate, ridged along each side of the upper suture, elastically dehiscent, apex long-acuminate.

Worldwide: One species in coastal forest of Mozambique.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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carvalhoi (Harms) G.P. Lewis & Schrire[VU]NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Micklethwaitia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Micklethwaitia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2306, retrieved 21 May 2019

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