4646.000 Pleurostylia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Glabrous, unarmed, trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence a pedunculate dichasial cyme, single or paired in a leaf axil. Flowers bisexual, rarely unisexual,. Sepals (4-)5, united at base. Petals (4-)5, greenish. Disk intrastaminal, (4-)5-lobed. Ovary superior, 2-locular, with only 1 fertile loculus. Stigma peltate, unlobed. Fruit indehiscent, a small nut, with a persistent lateral style. Seeds 1(-2), without an aril.

Derivation of name: from Greek: pleuron meaning side, stylis meaning style, referring to the lateral style

Worldwide: c. 3-4 species in tropical and South Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia and New Caledonia.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Pleurostylia africana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana Loes.N,ZDescription, Image
capensis (Turcz.) Oliv.M
opposita (Wall.) AlstonN,Z,MS

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Flora of Malawi: Pleurostylia
Flora of Zambia: Pleurostylia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pleurostylia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pleurostylia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pleurostylia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pleurostylia
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iNaturalist: Pleurostylia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pleurostylia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pleurostylia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pleurostylia
Plants of the World Online: Pleurostylia
Tropicos: Pleurostylia
Wikipedia: Pleurostylia

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: Pleurostylia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=892, retrieved 15 June 2024

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