3398.000 Chrysobalanus L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs. Stipules small, deciduous. Leaves alternate; lamina simple, margins entire, leathery, glabrous. Inflorescence cymes, axillary and terminal, pubescent. Flowers white, rather small, receptacle somewhat campanulate. Fruit drupe, somewhat pulpy. Seed 1, sub-erect, cotyledons fleshy, radicle, inferior.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and sub-tropical America, West Indies and tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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icaco L. subsp. atacorensis (A.Chev.) F.White WNw

Other sources of information about Chrysobalanus:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Chrysobalanus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1938, retrieved 20 November 2019

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