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Schizenterospermum Homolle ex Arènes Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical Garden Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Notulae Systematicae. Herbier du Museum de Paris 16: 9. 1960. (Notul. Syst. (Paris)) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/10/2009)
Acceptance : Accepted
Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 6/20/2013)
Generic Distribution: Endemic
Generic Species Diversity and Endemism Status: based on existing literature
No. of species in Fl. Madagasc.: not published
Accepted Published Species: 4 endemic
Estimated Undescribed Species: none
Estimated Total Species: 4 endemic
Additional Taxonomic Work: not currently required
Species Level Data Entry: Complete
Notes: This genus is characterized by a woody, often deciduous habit; interpetiolar, generally ligulate and rather cucullate stipules; petiolate, usually broad and often cordate leaves; terminal, cymose, rounded inflorescences; 5 calyx lobes; 5 corolla lobes that are valvate in bud; 5-6 exserted stamens; a long-exserted, well developed, 2-lobed stigma; 2-locular ovaries with 1-3 ovules per locule; berry-like fruits with oblate to subglobose seeds; and ruminate endosperm. Some Schizenterospermum species are similar to some species of Paracephaelis; however Paracephaelis differs in its imbricate corolla lobes, ovaries with 6-8 ovules per locule, and seeds with entire endosperm. At least some species of Schizenterospermum have horizontally spreading, "Terminalia-type" branching. The stigmas are deeply bilobed, but apparently the lobes separate tardily after anthesis so these stigmas sometimes appear to be entire. In some species the leaves have the secondary veins clustered in the lower part of the blade, giving the leaf venation a subpalmate appearance.
Compiled or updated by: C.M. Taylor VII 2011



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