4640.000 Elaeodendron Jacq.

Description of the genus

Glabrous trees or shrubs. Stipules small, free, caducous. Leaves all opposite, or subopposite to alternate on young shoots. Infl pedunculate to sessile, regularly dichasial, in axils of foliage leaves or prophylls; bracts persistent. Flowers bisexual (in ours) or unisexual. Sepals, petals and stamens 3-5. Stamens united with base of disk. Ovary superior, 2-3-locular. Fruit drupaceous, hard or ± fleshy. Seeds 1-2(-3), without an aril.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics, South Africa, Central America and West Indies

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
buchananii (Loes.) Loes. N,WLp,C
matabelicum Loes.SSImage
schlechterianum (Loes.) Loes.C,SLkDescription, Image
transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R.H. ArcherSSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Elaeodendron:

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Flora of Botswana: Elaeodendron
Flora of Caprivi: Elaeodendron
Flora of Malawi: Elaeodendron
Flora of Mozambique: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elaeodendron
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Elaeodendron

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Elaeodendron.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=889, retrieved 22 July 2019

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