4367.000 Micrococca Benth.

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

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, with stipules. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate (sometimes opposite in lowermost), petiolate, simple, crenate or serrate, membranous, penninerved, often purplish-tinged. Inflorescences axillary, spicate or racemose with the flowers in bracteate clusters along the axis, usually the terminal flower female. Male flowers pedicellate; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 3(-4) valvate lobes; petals absent; disk of 3–30 free interstaminal glands or absent. Female flowers pedicellate; sepals 3–5, imbricate; petals absent; disk glands 2–6; ovary 2–4-locular, with 1 ovule per loculus. Fruit 2–4-coccous, or 1-coccous by abortion, dehiscent; pericarp thin; endocarp crustaceous. Seeds subglobose, thinly arillate; testa crustaceous; endosperm fleshy.

Worldwide: 12 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Micrococca mercurialis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (Baill.) PrainM
mercurialis (L.) Benth.N,MSDescription, Image
scariosa PrainMS

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Flora of Botswana: Micrococca
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Micrococca

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Wikipedia: Micrococca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Micrococca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Micrococca

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Micrococca.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=847, retrieved 25 September 2021

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