Thecacoris A. Juss.

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

Description of the genus

Trees shrubs or perennial herbs.Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate or subfasciculate, shortly petiolate, stipulate, simple, entire or subentire, penninerved. Inflorescence axillary, solitary, pedunculate, spicate, racemose or rarely paniculate, few- to many-flowered; flowers 1 per bract. Sepals 5(6), imbricate; petals 5, small, or absent. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent into bivalved cocci; pericarp thin, separating from the thinly woody endocarp. Seeds ovoid-subglobose, testa thin, shiny; endosperm copious, fleshy; cotyledons greenish.

Worldwide: 25 species in Africa and Madagascar.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Thecacoris:

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Flora of Mozambique: Thecacoris

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Thecacoris., retrieved 8 December 2023

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