Sorindeia Thouars

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 23 (1806)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar.

Descriptions

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes & A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs, sometimes sarmentose, or trees.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or rarely 1-foliolate; leaflets petiolulate; tertiary nerves generally collected into an oblique nerve, directed towards the angle between the midrib and the lateral nerves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers dioecious, 5-merous, in axillary or terminal branched panicles. male flowers: calyx ± cupuliform, shallowly 5-lobulate or -dentate; petals valvate, or sometimes imbricate, longer than the calyx; stamens 10–20, filaments subulate, inserted below and on the disk, anthers dorsifixed, introrse; disk crenulate, glabrous; pistillode absent. Female flowers: perianth similar to the male; staminodes usually 5, small; ovary free, ovoid, 1-locular, the ovule pendent, apical; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persisting on the fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid; mesocarp thin, fleshy; endocarp chartaceous or woody.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ellipsoid.
[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
Dioecious shrubs, sometimes sarmentose, or trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or rarely unifoliolate; leaflets alternate to opposite, petiolulate; tertiary nerves sometimes collected into an oblique nerve, directed towards the angle between the midrib and the lateral nerves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, in axillary or terminal branched panicles or borne on old wood below the leaves Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; reduced stamens or staminodes usually 5, small; ovary free, ovoid, unilocular, the ovule pendent, apical; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma persistent on the fruit Male flowers: calyx somewhat cupuliform, shallowly 5-lobed; petals valvate, or sometimes imbricate, much longer than the calyx; stamens normally 10–21; filaments subulate, inserted below and on the disk; anthers dorsifixed, introrse; disk crenulate, glabrous; pistillode absent
sex Male
Male flowers: calyx somewhat cupuliform, shallowly 5-lobed; petals valvate, or sometimes imbricate, much longer than the calyx; stamens normally 10–21; filaments subulate, inserted below and on the disk; anthers dorsifixed, introrse; disk crenulate, glabrous; pistillode absent
sex Female
Female flowers: perianth similar to ♂; reduced stamens or staminodes usually 5, small; ovary free, ovoid, unilocular, the ovule pendent, apical; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma persistent on the fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ellipsoid or asymmetrically ovoid; mesocarp thin, fleshy; endocarp chartaceous or woody
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed ellipsoid.
[FTEA]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, dioecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, imparipinnate or rarely 1-foliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers 5-merous, in panicles which are sometimes borne on old wood below the leaves, with a cup-shaped, shallowly lobed calyx much exceeded by the petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with usually 5 small staminodes; ovary ovoid, 1-celled; style 1 with a 3-lobed stigma, persistent on the fruit Male flowers with normally 10–21 stamens inserted below and on a crenulate disk; pistillode absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes ellipsoid or ± ovoid.
Distribution
Some 10 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0