Securinega

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Securinega' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/securinega/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Family

  • Euphorbiaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
axillary
Situated in an axil.
capsule
Dry dehiscent fruit; formed from syncarpous ovary.
dehiscent
Opening naturally. (Cf. indehiscent.)
unisexual
Having only male or female organs in a flower.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Securinega' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/securinega/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A genus of about twenty-five species in temperate and subtropical regions, allied to Andrachne. Flowers without petals, unisexual, axillary. Calyx with five sepals, persistent in fruit. Male flowers with five stamens which are longer than the sepals and inserted outside a lobed disk. Female flowers with an unlobed disk; styles three. Fruit a dehiscent capsule.

The generic name comes from the Latin securis, a hatchet, and negare, to refuse, in allusion to the hard wood of the type-species S. durissima, a native of the island of Réunion.