Sorindeia Thouars

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, compound, imparipinnate, (1-)3-13-foliolate; tertiary nerves generally collected into an oblique nerve directed towards the angle between midrib and lateral nerves (not in S. madagascariensis); leaflets petiolulate. Inflorescences of axillary or terminal panicles, sometimes borne on the old wood. Flowers 5-merous, unisexual. Male flowers: calyx cup-shaped, shallowly 5-lobed or -toothed; petals valvate, longer than the calyx; stamens 10-20; disk minutely crenate. Female flowers: perianth similar to the male flowers; staminodes usually 5; ovary ovoid, 1-locular; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persistent on the fruit. Fruit a 1-seeded, ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid, drupe.

Worldwide: 50 species in tropical and subtropical Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
juglandifolia (A. Rich.) Planch. ex Oliv.[DD]Description
katangensis Van der Veken Nw,CbImage
rhodesica R. Fern. & A.Fern. Nw,Lp

Other sources of information about Sorindeia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sorindeia
Flora of Malawi: Sorindeia
Flora of Mozambique: Sorindeia

External websites:

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

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: Sorindeia., retrieved 21 February 2024

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