Description of the genus
Shrub or small tree (in ours). Leaves opposite, occurring in equal pairs at non-flowering nodes but with one reduced to a scale at flowering nodes. Inflorescences of pedunculate cymes, occurring at every other node. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Calyx with reduced lobes. Corolla tube cylindric with hairy throat; lobes overlapping to the left. Stamens exserted. Style exserted with a club-shaped apical stigma. Fruit spherical, with a circular scar left by the deciduous calyx limb.
Worldwide: 13 species occurring in the Old World tropics extending to Australia
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Aidia:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: AidiaFlora of Mozambique
: AidiaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): AidiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AidiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AidiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AidiaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Aidia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1379, retrieved 25 June 2016