4448.000 Clutia L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, less often monoecious, trees, shrubs or herbs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate, entire. Flowers in axillary fascicles; female flowers sometimes solitary. Male flowers: pedicels jointed; sepals 5, imbricate; petals 5, free, clawed; disk with glands in 1-3 series on the sepals, petals and receptacle; stamens 5; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals and petals as in male but persistent and hardening in fruit; ovary 3-locular with 1 ovule per loculus; styles 3. Fruit splitting into 3 2-valved cocci. Seeds shiny, black.

Worldwide: 70 species, mostly in Africa, including 2 in Arabia.

Mozambique: 11 taxa.

Clutia abyssinica var. abyssinica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach. var. abyssinica N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach. var. pedicellaris (Pax) PaxZ,TDescription
abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.[Agg]N,Z,T,MS
angustifolia Knauf ex PaxT
hirsuta E. Mey. ex Sond.MSDescription, Image
monticola S. Moore var. monticola MS
paxii Knauf ex PaxMSDescription, Image
pulchella L. var. obtusata Sond.M
robusta Pax
sessilifolia Radcl.-Sm.[NrEnd][VU]MSDescription, Image
swynnertonii S. MooreMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Clutia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Clutia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Clutia
Flora of Malawi: Clutia
Flora of Zambia: Clutia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Clutia

External websites:

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

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: Clutia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=867, retrieved 18 May 2024

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