8352.050 Pyrostria Juss.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs to trees. Stipules triangular at base, lobed. Leaves drying blackish-brown; domatia present; tertiary venation obscure. Inflorescences umbellate or 1-flowered, entirely enclosed in bud by paired connate bracts. Corolla: throat densely congested with hairs; lobes spreading or reflexed. Ovary 2-10-locular with 1 pendulous ovule per loculus. Pollen-presenter solid with style attached to the base. Fruit red to yellow, obcordate in side view.

Worldwide: c. 45 species in Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Pyrostria bibracteata

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bibracteata (Baker) Cavaco[VU]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pyrostria:

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Flora of Botswana: Pyrostria
Flora of Malawi: Pyrostria
Flora of Mozambique: Pyrostria
Flora of Zambia: Pyrostria

External websites:

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

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: Pyrostria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1403, retrieved 29 June 2016

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