Description of the genus
Shrubs or trees with milky latex.
Stipules intrapetiolar, often obscure or 0. Leaves opposite or
subopposite. Inflorescences terminal and/or apparently axillary, cymose,
many-flowered. Sepals free or connate at the very base. Corolla
salver-shaped; tube cylindric; lobes overlapping to the
right. Stamens inserted at base of corolla tube; anthers not
caudate, fertile to the base. Ovary with 2 carpels. Fruit
composed of 2 long, slender, follicles. Seeds numerous,
linear, striate, grooved, glabrous, without a beak; apex with
a dense tuft of hairs.
Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa and Indomalesia
Other sources of information about Holarrhena:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Holarrhena pageFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): HolarrhenaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: HolarrhenaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for HolarrhenaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): HolarrhenaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Holarrhena.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1109, retrieved 22 May 2013