Xylocarpus J. König

Description of the genus

Probably monoecious trees of mangrove swamps and coastal regions, often with pneumatophores and buttresses. Leaves paripinnate; leaflets entire. Inflorescence a compound cyme. Calyx 4-lobed to below the middle. Petals 4, free. Staminal tube bearing 8 included anthers and terminated by 8 appendages. Ovary 4-locular, with 2-4 ovules per loculus. Fruit a ± spherical, large, leathery capsule dehiscing by 4 valves and with a vestigial columella. Seeds 8-16, pyramidal or tetrahedral, without wings but with a thick corky outer layer.

Worldwide: 2 species, widespread in the Old World.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
granatum J.KönigN,Z,MS,MDescription, Image
moluccensis (Lam.) M. Roem.N

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

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: Xylocarpus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2335, retrieved 18 August 2022

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