4220.000 Acridocarpus Guill. & Perr.

Description of the genus

Erect, trailing or climbing shrubs, rarely small trees. Leaves alternate usually with glands beneath at the base and sometimes with 2 rows of smaller glands parallel to the margins. Inflorescences of corymbs, panicles or racemes, axillary or terminal. Flowers actinomorphic or nearly so. Sepals with one or more subcircular glands. Petals 5, white or yellow, usually unguiculate. Stamens 10; anthers lanceolate, ovate or ovate-oblong. Ovary 3-locular, usually with one abortive loculus; usually densely hairy. Fruit a samara with an entire dorsal wing.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and New Caledonia

Zambia: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Coeliades anchises (One-pip policeman)
Coeliades sejuncta (Coast policeman; Ochreous-banded policeman)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
katangensis De Wild. N,WNw,Cb,Lp,N
natalitius A. Juss. var. linearifolius LaunertNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Acridocarpus:

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Flora of Malawi: Acridocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Acridocarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acridocarpus

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Acridocarpus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=823, retrieved 27 November 2022

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