4709.000 Pyrenacantha Wight

Description of the genus

Dioecious or monoecious, lianes or climbing shrubs. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of spikes or racemes. Flowers unisexual. Calyx 0. Petals forming a 4(-5-) lobed corolla, which is persistent in fruit. Male flowers: stamens alternating with petals; vestigial ovary present. Female flowers: vestigial staminodes alternating with petals; ovary ovoid, crowned by a sessile stigma. Fruits broadly ovoid, usually flattened; endocarp spiny on the inner face.

Worldwide: 20 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kaurabassana Baill.[VU]N,SDescription, Image
kirkii Baill.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pyrenacantha:

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Flora of Malawi: Pyrenacantha
Flora of Mozambique: Pyrenacantha
Flora of Zambia: Pyrenacantha

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Pyrenacantha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=898, retrieved 24 October 2017

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