4902.000 Gouania Jacq.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs or lianes; branches with coiled tendrils. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a thyrse. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous. Petals 5, hooded. Stamens 5. Disk 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit a 3-winged schizocarp, separating into 3 cocci.

Worldwide: 50-70 species in tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gouania longispicata

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Other sources of information about Gouania:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gouania
Flora of Mozambique: Gouania

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gouania
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gouania
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gouania
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gouania
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gouania

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Gouania.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=924, retrieved 22 October 2014

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