Description of the genus
Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, glabrous. Flowers terminal, in umbels (in ours) , 4-5-merous. Calyx-tube cylindric. Petals 0 Stamens twice as many as the calyx lobes. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a drupe.
Derivation of name: named after Lt-Col John Peddie, plant collector in the Eastern Cape in the 1830s
Worldwide: 12 species in the tropics and S Africa
Other sources of information about Peddiea:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): PeddieaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PeddieaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PeddieaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PeddieaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Peddiea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=995, retrieved 19 June 2013