2830.000 Gyrocarpus Jacq.

Stannard, B.L. (1997) Hernandiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2)

Description of the genus

Deciduous trees, rarely shrubs. Leaves simple, undivided or 3–5-lobed, long-petiolate. Inflorescence corymbose, consisting of ebracteate cymes, mainly in upper leaf axils. Flowers small, numerous; perianth segments in one 4–8-merous imbricate whorl, equal or unequal with 2 segments. Fruit a globose, ovoid or ellipsoid drupe with 2 long apical wings; cotyledons spirally twisted.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and warm regions.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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americanus Jacq. subsp. africanus KubitzkiDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Gyrocarpus
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Flora of Malawi: Gyrocarpus
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Gyrocarpus

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Gyrocarpus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=609, retrieved 5 October 2022

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