4483.000 Sapium P. Browne

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996) Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4)

Description of the genus

Usually monoecious, glabrous trees, shrubs, subshrubs or rarely perennial herbs, often with a milky latex. Leaves alternate or subopposite, petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire or dentate, penninerved, usually with glands at the base and/or on the margins. Inflorescences usually terminal or leaf-opposed, spicate or racemiform, solitary; male bracts 1–many-flowered, usually 2-glandular at the base; bracteoles minute. Male flowers pedicels jointed or absent; calyx ± open in bud, 2–3(4)-lobed; petals absent; disk absent. Female flowers pedicels usually long; sepals 2–3(4), free or united, imbricate or open; petals absent; ovary (2)3(4)-locular, ornamented or not, with 1 ovule per locule. Fruit (2)3(4)-lobed, dehiscent, exocarp smooth or horned, separating or not from the woody or crustaceous endocarp. Seeds sarcotesta thin or fleshy, endotesta crustaceous, cotyledons broad, flat.

Worldwide: 125 species, pantropical.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acetosella Milne-Redh. var. acetosella WNw,Cb
acetosella Milne-Redh. var. lineare J.Léonard [DD]NLp

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sapium
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Wikipedia: Sapium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sapium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sapium

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: Sapium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1759, retrieved 26 September 2022

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