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:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Hymenodictyon
Flora of Mozambique: Hymenodictyon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hymenodictyon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hymenodictyon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1369, retrieved 27 January 2023

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