4629.000 Catha Forssk. ex Scop.

Description of the genus

Glabrous trees or shrubs. Stipules rapidly caducous. Leaves opposite on flowering shoots, alternate on vegetative ones. Inflorescence pedunculate, regularly dichasial. Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5, united at base. Petals 5. Disk intrastaminal. Stamens 5. Ovary superior. Stigmas 3. Fruit a dehiscent capsule. Seeds 1-3, winged.

Worldwide: 3 species from SW Arabia to S Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Catha edulis

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edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Catha

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: Catha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=887, retrieved 27 October 2016

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