4724.000 Paullinia L.

Description of the genus

Woody climbers. Milky latex present (in ours). Stipules present. Leaves imparipinnate. Inflorescence raceme-like with 2 coiled tendrils from the peduncle apex. Flowers unisexual, slightly zygomorphic. Sepals 5, unequal. Petals 4. Stamens 8. Ovary 5-locular. Fruit a tardily dehiscent, trigonous or narrowly winged, woody capsule. Seed with arillode.

Worldwide: c.150-200 spp. all apart from P. pinnata, confined to tropical America.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Paullinia pinnata

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pinnata L.W,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Paullinia:

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Flora of Botswana: Paullinia
Flora of Malawi: Paullinia
Flora of Mozambique: Paullinia
Flora of Zambia: Paullinia

External websites:

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

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: Paullinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=899, retrieved 27 May 2016

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