5327.000 Flacourtia Comm. ex L'Hér.

Description of the genus

Spiny shrubs or trees, Leaves 3-veined from the base. Flowers usually unisexual, in short axillary racemes or solitary. Sepals 4-7. Petals 0. Stamens not in bundles, surrounded by a ring of disk glands. Styles 2-8. Fruit a fleshy berry, with seeds in pairs, one above the other.

Derivation of name: Named after Etienne de Flacourt, 1607-1660, director-general of the French East India Company and a former Governor of Madagascar

Worldwide: c. 15 species in tropical and South Africa, extending to Fiji

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
indica (Burm. f.) Merr.N,Z,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
vogelii Hook. f.N,T

Other sources of information about Flacourtia:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Flacourtia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Flacourtia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Flacourtia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Flacourtia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Flacourtia

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: Flacourtia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=981, retrieved 18 October 2019

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