6420.000 Fraxinus L.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves opposite, 1-pinnate (in ours). Domatia 0. Inflorescences composed of dense, terminal or lateral, clusters or panicles. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx 4-lobed or 0. Petals 4, free or ± connate, or 0. Stamens usually 2. Stigmas 2. Fruit a flattened, 1-2-seeded samara, with an elongate, apical wing.

Derivation of name: the classical name for ash.

Worldwide: 65 species, mainly northern temperate zones, a few extending to the tropics

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated taxa.

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americana L.
pennsylvanica Marshall
sp. cf. americana Image
velutina Torr.

Other sources of information about Fraxinus:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Fraxinus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Fraxinus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1079, retrieved 17 August 2022

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