7162.000 Duranta L.

Description of the genus

Erect, or ± climbing, unarmed or spiny shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple. Flowers in terminal or axillary racemes or panicles; bracts small. Calyx 5-toothed, persistent. Corolla zygomorphic; limb 2-lipped with 5 unequal lobes. Stamens 4-5. Ovary spherical, 8-10-locular. Fruit fleshy with 4-5 2-seeded pyrenes, tightly enclosed by the persistent calyx.

Derivation of name: Duranta: named for Castor Durantes, physician and botanist in Rome, who died in c. 1590

Worldwide: 20-35 species, tropical American; one widely cultivated in the tropics and becoming naturalised

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Duranta erecta

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erecta L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Duranta:

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Flora of Botswana: Duranta
Flora of Mozambique: Duranta
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Duranta
Flora of Zambia: Duranta
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Duranta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Duranta

External websites:

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

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: Duranta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1208, retrieved 29 September 2022

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