Paranecepsia Radcl.-Sm.

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

Description of the genus

Dioecious tree with a simple indumentum, . Leaves alternate, crowded at the ends of the branchlets, stipellate, stipulate,shortly petiolate, simple, serrate, penninerved. Inflorescences racemose, axillary, solitary, lax; bracts 1–5-flowered. Male flowers pedicels jointed; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 3–5 valvate lobes which become reflexed; petals absent. Female flowers pedicels elongate, jointed; sepals 5–7, imbricate, unequal, accrescent; petals absent; ovary 3-celled, with 1 ovule per cell. Fruit 3-lobed, septicidally dehiscent into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody. Seeds globose.

Worldwide: One species in east and south tropical Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alchorneifolia Radcl.-Sm.N

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paranecepsia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Paranecepsia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paranecepsia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Paranecepsia
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iNaturalist: Paranecepsia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paranecepsia
JSTOR Plant Science: Paranecepsia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paranecepsia
Plants of the World Online: Paranecepsia
Tropicos: Paranecepsia
Wikipedia: Paranecepsia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Paranecepsia., retrieved 7 December 2023

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