Pseudagrostistachys Pax & K. Hoffm.

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

Description of the genus

Dioecious shrubs or small trees. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate, petiolate, stipulate, stipellate or not, simple, entire or subentire, penninerved, with 2–4 glands at the top of the petiole or on the upper surface of the lamina at the base. Stipules fused into an elongate sheath, which on falling leaves a distinct annular scar. Inflorescences axillary or borne on old wood, racemose, solitary or fasciculate, shortly pedunculate or not, strobiliform at first, later laxly flowered; bracts broad, concave, ciliate, persistent; male inflorescences 1–more-flowered; female inflorescences usually 1-flowered; bracteoles 2. Male flowers pedicellate, pedicels jointed near the base; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 2–5 membranous lobes; petals 5–8, free, imbricate; receptacle convex, covered in contiguous disk glands, pubescent. Female flowers pedicels stouter than in the male, jointed near the base; calyx and petals resembling those of the male; disk hypogynous, annular, thickened; ovary 3-locular, with 1 ovule per locule. Fruit 3-locular, dehiscing into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody. Seeds subglobose, testa crustaceous, shiny; endosperm thick, fleshy; cotyledons broad, flat.

Worldwide: Two species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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ugandensis (Hutch.) Pax & K.Hoffm.WNw

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

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: Pseudagrostistachys., retrieved 28 September 2022

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