Thecacoris A. Juss.

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

Description of the genus

Trees shrubs or perennial herbs.Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate or subfasciculate, shortly petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire or subentire, penninerved. Inflorescence axillary, solitary, pedunculate, spicate, racemose or rarely paniculate, few- to many-flowered; flowers 1 per bract. Sepals 5(6), imbricate; petals 5, small, or absent. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent into bivalved cocci; pericarp thin, separating from the thinly woody endocarp. Seeds ovoid-subglobose, testa thin, shiny; endosperm copious, fleshy; cotyledons greenish.

Worldwide: 25 species in Africa and Madagascar.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
spathulifolia (Pax) LeandriN

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thecacoris

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: Thecacoris., retrieved 14 August 2022

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