Dacryodes Vahl

Wild, H. (1963) Burseraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets entire. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal, elongated panicles; branches of inflorescence, calyx and corolla usually with a dense indumentum of stellate or dendroid hairs mixed with simple hairs. Calyx rotate or broadly campanulate, divided almost to the base; lobes 3, valvate. Petals 3, valvate or sometimes slightly imbricate, incurved, somewhat hooded and usually mucronulate at the apex. Ovary 2 (3)-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit an ovoid or ellipsoid drupe; endocarp thin and cartilaginous. Seed large; cotyledons very much thickened and deeply folded, thus appearing palmately lobed.

Worldwide: 60 species in tropical regions of the world.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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edulis (G.Don) H.J.Lam. NN

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External websites:

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

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: Dacryodes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1936, retrieved 23 September 2020

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