Phyllocosmus Klotzsch


Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees with rather coriaceous entire or serrulate leaves; stipules very small, soon falling. Flowers small, in lax axillary fascicles of racemes or rarely panicles of spikes. Sepals shortly connate at the base. Petals usually contorted, persistent and often indurated in fruit. Ovary 5-locular, each locule with 2 ovules. Fruit capsule, globose with fleshy walls, dehiscent. Seeds ellipsoid, surrounded by a pale yellowish or reddish aril.

Comment: Syn Ochthocosmus Benth.

Worldwide: 15 species, pantropical.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Phyllocosmus lemaireanus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
lemaireanus (De Wild. & T. Durand) T. Durand & H. DurandN,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,C,LkDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Phyllocosmus
Flora of Mozambique: Phyllocosmus

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

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: Phyllocosmus., retrieved 21 July 2024

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