8238.000 Mussaenda L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbing shrubs or lianes. Stipules (in ours) entire to 2-fid, caducous. Flowers borne in terminal panicles. Calyx turbinate to ellipsoid; lobes 5, dentate. Corolla tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes 5. Anthers 5. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit (in ours) indehiscent, spherical or ellipsoid.

Worldwide: 100 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 5 cultivated taxa.

Mussaenda frondosa

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesContent
arcuata Lam. ex Poir.Description, Image
elegans Schumach. & Thonn.
erythrophylla Schumach. & Thonn.Image
frondosa L. sensu latoDescription, Image
philippica L.C. Rich. var. aurorae Sulit.

Other sources of information about Mussaenda:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Mussaenda
Flora of Mozambique: Mussaenda
Flora of Zambia: Mussaenda
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Mussaenda
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mussaenda

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Mussaenda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1373, retrieved 29 June 2016

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