6404.000 Euclea L.

Description of the genus

Trees shrubs or suffrutices, usually evergreen. Leaves alternate, subopposite or subwhorled; margin sometimes minutely crenate, otherwise entire. Inflorescence a simple or branched false raceme. Flowers unisexual, the male usually larger than the female. Calyx 4(-5)-lobed, not accrescent. Corolla campanulate, 4(-5)-lobed. Stamens 10-30. Disk fleshy, fimbriate, sometimes undulate. Styles 2-3. Fruit nearly always a 1-seeded berry. Seed ± spherical, with 3 radiating lines from the apex.

Worldwide: c.12 species in Africa, Arabia, Socotra and the Comoro Is.

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Cirina forda (Emperor moth)
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SpeciesContent
crispa (Thunb.) Sond. ex Gürke subsp. crispa Description, Image
divinorum HiernDescription, Image
undulata Thunb.

Other sources of information about Euclea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Euclea.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1077, retrieved 2 April 2020

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