Icuria Wieringa

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

Description of the genus

Unarmed evergreen trees, to 40 m tall. Leaves paripinnate, with 1–2 pairs of leaflets; leaflets sessile, with only slightly excentric main nerve; stipules free, valvate in bud, caducous. Flowers in axillary panicles, almost sessile, ± distichous; bracts small, early caducous; bracteoles pinkish, valvate, shortly fused near the base. Hypanthium very short or absent, when present fused with the bracteoles. Sepals reduced, only the adaxial one sometimes present and often fused to the bracteoles; petals usually 0, rarely a vestigial lateral one present. Pods oblong-obovate, broadest near the apex, beaked, compressed, woody, dehiscent. Seeds elliptic in outline, with a protruding base; testa very thin.

Derivation of name: from a vernacular name, Icurri, used for the single species, Icuria dunensis.

Worldwide: One species only, occurring in coastal Mozambique.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Icuria dunensis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dunensis Wieringa[End]N,ZDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Icuria:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Icuria., retrieved 20 May 2024

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