4640.000 Elaeodendron Jacq.

Description of the genus

Glabrous trees or shrubs. Stipules small, free, caducous. Leaves all opposite, or subopposite to alternate on young shoots. Infl pedunculate to sessile, regularly dichasial, in axils of foliage leaves or prophylls; bracts persistent. Flowers bisexual (in ours) or unisexual. Sepals, petals and stamens 3-5. Stamens united with base of disk. Ovary superior, 2-3-locular. Fruit drupaceous, hard or ± fleshy. Seeds 1-2(-3), without an aril.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics, South Africa, Central America and West Indies

Mozambique: 7 taxa.

Elaeodendron transvaalense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Loes.) Loes.
croceum (Thunb.) DC.M
fruticosum N. RobsonGI
matabelicum Loes.T,MSImage
schlechterianum (Loes.) Loes.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R.H. ArcherMDescription, Image
zeyheri Spreng. ex Turcz.M

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

External websites:

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

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: Elaeodendron.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=889, retrieved 19 August 2019

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