Hippobromus Eckl. & Zeyh.

Dyer, R.A. (1975) The Genera of southern African flowering plants. Vol. 1 (Dicotyledons) Department of Agricultural Technical Services, Pre

Description of the genus

Tree, with resin. Leaves alternate, pinnate; rhachis more or less winged; leaflets sessile, sub-opposite; margins serrate or entire. Flowers dimorphic, subglobose, velvety, in dense panicles. Sepals 5, unequal. Petals 5, shorter than sepals, without scales. Disc thick. Ovary sub-globose, 3-locular. Fruit globose, obscurely 3-lobed; seeds flattened without an aril.

Derivation of name: hippos-, horse and -bromos, stench, referring to the leaves with a similarly unpleasant smell as those of the unrelated Clausena anisata (Rutaceae), a plant known in Afrikaans as "perdepis" or horse urine.

Worldwide: Monotypic with one species in Southern Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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pauciflorus (L. f.) Radlk.M

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Hippobromus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2533, retrieved 7 June 2020

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