1960.010 Trilepisium Thouars

Berg, C.C. (1991) Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves distichous, pinnately veined; stipules fully amplexicaul, connate. Inflorescences in the leaf axils, initially enveloped by 2 coriaceous bud-scales. Staminate flowers peripheral, without a perianth. Pistillate flower 1, central, partly adnate to the receptacle; perianth 4-lobed. Fruit forming a drupaceous whole with the enlarged, fleshy, dark purple to red receptacles crowned with the remnants of the stamens and the marginal part of the receptacle. Seed large, without endosperm; cotyledons equal, thick and fused.

Worldwide: Two species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Trilepisium madagascariense

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Other sources of information about Trilepisium:

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Flora of Malawi: Trilepisium
Flora of Mozambique: Trilepisium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trilepisium

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trilepisium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trilepisium

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Trilepisium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=470, retrieved 10 August 2020

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