4734.000 Allophylus L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves 3-foliolate, usually minutely glandular beneath. Inflorescence (in ours) a raceme-like, branched or unbranched, thyrse. Flowers unisexual, usually male and female in the same inflorescence (female apparently bisexual but anthers sterile), small (sepals less than 2 mm, petals less than 1.5 mm). Sepals 4, the 2 outer larger. Petals 4, each with a hairy scale, greenish, white or yellowish. Stamens 8. Ovary 2-lobed, loculi 1-ovulate. Fruit a drupe, with 1(-3) cocci, ± spherical (in ours). Allophylus species and species of Rhus both have 3-foliolate leaves and look superficially similar. See this note as to how to separate them.

Worldwide: c.150-200 species widespread in tropical and subtropical regions.

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Allophylus africanus

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africanus P. Beauv.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Allophylus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Allophylus
Flora of Malawi: Allophylus
Flora of Mozambique: Allophylus
Flora of Zambia: Allophylus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Allophylus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Allophylus.
http://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=901, retrieved 18 January 2018

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