4559.000 Pseudospondias Engl.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees with peeling bark. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, petiolate; leaflets opposite or alternate, petiolulate, lateral leaflet bases asymmetric. Flowers in axillary panicles, dioecious. Male flowers: calyx 3-4(-5)-partite; petals 3-4(-5)-partite, whitish; disk crenulate; pistillode reduced to four lobes; stamens 6-8(-10), often in two whorls of different lengths. Female flowers: perianth and disk similar to male; staminodes present; carpels 3-4(-5), usually only 1 fertile; styles 3-4(-5), very short, subapical; stigmas 3-4(-5), nearly sessile. Drupe oblong-obovoid; exocarp blue-black; mesocarp resinous; endocarp woody with 3-4(-5) opercula; 3-4(-5)-locular. [Description contributed by Dr Susan Pell]

Worldwide: 2 species in subsaharan Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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microcarpa (A. Rich.) Engl. NLp,NImage

Other sources of information about Pseudospondias:

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Flora of Mozambique: Pseudospondias
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Pseudospondias

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Pseudospondias.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1640, retrieved 3 July 2022

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