7978.000 Sclerochiton Harv.

Description of the genus

Trees or small subshrubs. Inflorescence terminal, spicate. Bracts ovate or 0; bracteoles 2. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed. Corolla 1-lipped; lobes 5; tube shorter than the lobes. Fertile stamens 4, 1-thecous. Pollen prolate. Capsule woody.

Derivation of name: from the Greek skleros, meaning hard and chiton, covering, referring to the woody casing of its fruiting capsule.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
nitidus (S.Moore) C.B.Clarke WNw
vogelii (Nees) T. Anderson subsp. congolanus (De Willd.) VollesenNN

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Flora of Botswana: Sclerochiton
Flora of Malawi: Sclerochiton
Flora of Mozambique: Sclerochiton
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sclerochiton

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sclerochiton.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1342, retrieved 14 August 2020

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