7043.000 Ehretia P. Browne

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescence a usually terminal panicle or corymb. Flowers bisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed, deeply divided to near the base. Corolla tube cylindric or widely funnel-shaped; lobes oblong, spreading or reflexed. Stamens 5, inserted at the corolla throat, exserted. Style terminal, well-developed, 2-branched, each topped by a stigma. Fruit subspherical, fleshy; pyrenes 4; outer surface smooth to ridged.

Worldwide: 75 species in tropical and warm regions

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Botyodes asialis Larval foodplant
Ehretia amoena

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amoena KlotzschN,E,SDescription, Image
cymosa Thonn. ex Schumach. var. divaricata (Baker) BrenanE
obtusifolia Hochst. ex A. DC.N,W,C,E,S
rigida (Thunb.) Druce subsp. rigida W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ehretia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ehretia
Flora of Caprivi: Ehretia
Flora of Malawi: Ehretia
Flora of Mozambique: Ehretia
Flora of Zambia: Ehretia

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Ehretia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1193, retrieved 30 July 2016

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