3792.000 Ormocarpum P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Stipules persistent; stipels 0. Leaves often fasciculate on short shoots, imparipinnate. Leaflets alternate or subopposite, entire. Flowers in axillary racemes or solitary. Bracts persistent. Bracteoles persistent, opposite. Calyx 5-lobed, the upper lobes partly fused. Pod consists of 1-6 indehiscent articles.

Derivation of name: from Greek: ormos meaning a necklace and carpos a fruit, referring to the constrictions between the seeds.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and warm Old World

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
kirkii S. MooreN,C,SMc,LkDescription, Image
sennoides (Willd.) DC. subsp. hispidum (Willd.) Brenan & J.LĂ©onard WNw
zambesianum Verdc.Image

Other sources of information about Ormocarpum:

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Flora of Botswana: Ormocarpum
Flora of Caprivi: Ormocarpum
Flora of Malawi: Ormocarpum
Flora of Mozambique: Ormocarpum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ormocarpum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ormocarpum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ormocarpum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ormocarpum
Wikipedia: Ormocarpum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ormocarpum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ormocarpum

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: Ormocarpum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=737, retrieved 27 January 2023

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