4393.000 Necepsia Prain

NEOPALISSYA Pax

Bouchat, A. & Léonard, J. (1986) Révision du genre Necepsia Prain (Euphorbiacée africano-malache) Bulletin du Jardin botanique national de Belgique 56(1/2) 179-194

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996) Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4)

Description of the genus

Trees with a simple indumentum, stipules. Buds often scaly. Leaves alternate, petiolate, simple, crenate-serrate to subentire, penninerved, sparingly gland-dotted on the lower surface; petioles often pulvinate. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or congested, pedunculate or sessile, spicate, racemose or subpaniculate; bracts rigid, more or less scarious. Male flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx closed in bud, ovoid, apiculate, later splitting into 4–5 valvate lobes; petals absent; stamens many, inserted on a globose receptacle. Female flowers subsessile or very shortly pedicellate; sepals (4)5(6), imbricate, persistent; petals absent; disk hypogynous, annular or cupuliform, entire or more or less crenulate, thick, pubescent or setose; ovary 3-celled, with 1 ovule per cell. Fruit tricoccous, or dicoccous by abortion, dehiscing septicidally into 3 bivalved cocci; endocarp thinly woody. Seeds subglobose.

Worldwide: Three species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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castaneifolia (Baill.) Bouchat & J. Léonard subsp. chirindica (Radcl.-Sm.) Bouchat & J. Léonard[End][VU]E

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Necepsia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Necepsia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Necepsia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Necepsia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Necepsia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Necepsia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=854, retrieved 23 September 2017

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