1956.000 Antiaris Lesch.

Description of the genus

Trees, monoecious or dioecious; lateral branches self-pruning. Leaves distichous on the lateral branches, pinnately veined; stipules semi-amplexicaul, free. Inflorescences on minute spurs, in the leaf axils or just below the leaves, involucrate. Staminate inflorescences pedunculate; flowers numerous; tepals 2–7, free: stamens 2–4, straight in bud. Pistillate inflorescences sessile or pedunculate, uniflorous; perianth partly adnate to the receptacle, 4-lobed; ovary adnate to the perianth, stigmas 2, ligulate, equal. Fruit forming a drupaceous whole together with the enlarged fleshy, orange to scarlet-coloured receptacle; seed large, without endosperm; cotyledons thick, equal.

Worldwide: Species 1, confined to the Old World.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
toxicaria Lesch. subsp. welwitschii (Engl.) C.C. Berg var. usambarensis (Engl.) C.C.Berg NN
toxicaria Lesch. subsp. welwitschii (Engl.) C.C. Berg var. welwitschii NLp

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Flora of Mozambique: Antiaris

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Antiaris
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Antiaris
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Antiaris
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Antiaris
JSTOR Plant Science: Antiaris
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Antiaris
Plants of the World Online: Antiaris
Tropicos: Antiaris
Wikipedia: Antiaris

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Antiaris.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1978, retrieved 21 February 2024

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