4220.000 Acridocarpus Guill. & Perr.

Description of the genus

Erect, trailing or climbing shrubs, rarely small trees. Leaves alternate usually with glands beneath at the base and sometimes with 2 rows of smaller glands parallel to the margins. Inflorescences of corymbs, panicles or racemes, axillary or terminal. Flowers actinomorphic or nearly so. Sepals with one or more subcircular glands. Petals 5, white or yellow, usually unguiculate. Stamens 10; anthers lanceolate, ovate or ovate-oblong. Ovary 3-locular, usually with one abortive loculus; usually densely hairy. Fruit a samara with an entire dorsal wing.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and New Caledonia

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Coeliades anchises (One-pip policeman)
Coeliades sejuncta (Coast policeman; Ochreous-banded policeman)
Acridocarpus chloropterus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chloropterus Oliv.N,Z,MSDescription, Image
natalitius A. Juss. var. natalitius GI,MDescription
natalitius A. Juss. var. linearifolius LaunertGI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Acridocarpus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Acridocarpus
Flora of Zambia: Acridocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acridocarpus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Acridocarpus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=823, retrieved 19 April 2019

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