4388.000 Alchornea Sw.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, sometimes monoecious, trees or shrubs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate, with or without stipels. Male flowers in clusters; calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 2-5 valvate lobes; disk 0; petals 0; anthers 2-thecous; stamens 8 or fewer. Female flowers usually 1 per bract; sepals (3-)4(-6); disk 0; petals 0; ovary 2-3-locular. Fruits 2-4-lobed, smooth or warty, splitting into 2-valved cocci.

Worldwide: 70 species, occurring in the tropics.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
hirtella Benth.N,WNw,NDescription, Image
laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.N,C,EMc,LkDescription, Image
occidentalis (Müll.Arg.) Pax & K.Hoffm.B,W,SNw,S,W
yambuyaënsis De Wild.N,WNw,NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alchornea:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Alchornea
Flora of Malawi: Alchornea
Flora of Mozambique: Alchornea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alchornea

External websites:

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

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: Alchornea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=853, retrieved 21 February 2024

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