8351.000 Vangueria Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves in pairs. Stipules produced into a narrow appendage at the apex. Inflorescences consisting of axillary cymes on opposite sides of the nodes. Calyx with 5 short, triangular, linear or oblong lobes. Corolla usually yellow, green, or greenish-yellow, densely hairy at throat; lobes 5, usually reflexed, sometimes with distinct narrow appendage at apex. Ovary 5-locular; ovule solitary in each loculus, pendulous. Fruit indehiscent, fleshy, ± spherical, glabrous.

Worldwide: c. 15 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apiculata K. Schum.N,C,E,SDescription, Image
esculenta S. MooreEDescription, Image
infausta Burch. subsp. infausta W,C,E,SDescription, Image
infausta Burch. subsp. rotundata (Robyns) Verdc. var. rotundata E
proschii Briq.N,W,C
randii S. Moore subsp. randii N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
volkensii K. Schum. var. volkensii E

Other sources of information about Vangueria:

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

External websites:

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

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: Vangueria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1394, retrieved 27 August 2016

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