4646.000 Pleurostylia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Glabrous, unarmed, trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence a pedunculate dichasial cyme, single or paired in a leaf axil. Flowers bisexual, rarely unisexual,. Sepals (4-)5, united at base. Petals (4-)5, greenish. Disk intrastaminal, (4-)5-lobed. Ovary superior, 2-locular, with only 1 fertile loculus. Stigma peltate, unlobed. Fruit indehiscent, a small nut, with a persistent lateral style. Seeds 1(-2), without an aril.

Derivation of name: from Greek: pleuron meaning side, stylis meaning style, referring to the lateral style

Worldwide: c. 3-4 species in tropical and South Africa, southern Asia, northern Australia and New Caledonia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Pleurostylia africana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana Loes.B,N,W,C,SMc,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pleurostylia:

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Flora of Malawi: Pleurostylia
Flora of Mozambique: Pleurostylia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pleurostylia

External websites:

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

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: Pleurostylia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=892, retrieved 3 December 2022

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