8197.000 Hymenodictyon Wall.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Stipules interpetiolar. Leaves opposite, petiolate, deciduous. Domatia present. Inflorescence a spike or elongated head, composed of numerous 1-3-flowered cymes in the axils of secondary bracts. Flowers bisexual. Calyx of 5(-6) unequal lobes. Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate with 5 erect lobes. Style well exserted. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a dehiscent, strongly lenticellate capsule, splitting into 2 valves. Seeds broadly winged, the wing 2-fid at the base.

Derivation of name: from Greek: hymen meaning a membrane, diktyon, a net, referring to a net-like membrane surrounding the seed.

Worldwide: 20 species in the Old World.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
floribundum (Hochst. & Steud.) B. L. Rob.N,W,CNw,N,Mc,CDescription, Image
parvifolium Oliv. subsp. parvifolium NNDescription, Image
parvifolium Oliv. subsp. scabrum (Stapf) Verdc. var. scabrum B,N,C,EN,E,C,W
parvifolium Oliv. subsp. scabrum (Stapf) Verdc. var. fimbriolatum (De Wild.) Verdc. NLp

Other sources of information about Hymenodictyon:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hymenodictyon
Flora of Malawi: Hymenodictyon
Flora of Mozambique: Hymenodictyon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hymenodictyon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hymenodictyon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1369, retrieved 4 March 2024

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