7744.000 Markhamia Seem. ex Baill.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Pseudostipules present. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate, the petiole and rhachis channelled above. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle or raceme. Calyx spathaceous, shorter than the corolla tube. Corolla campanulate, 5-lobed, 2-lipped, often with conspicuous small glands at the mouth. Disk ring- or cup-shaped. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule elongated, flattened, 2-valved; valve splitting loculicidally. Seeds with papery wings.

Derivation of name: named after Sir Clements Robert Markham (1830-1916), English geographer and traveller

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa and Asia

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

Markhamia obtusifolia

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

lutea K. Schum.Image
obtusifolia (Baker) SpragueDescription, Image
tomentosa (Benth.) K. Schum. ex Engl.

Other sources of information about Markhamia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Markhamia
Flora of Caprivi: Markhamia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Markhamia
Flora of Malawi: Markhamia
Flora of Mozambique: Markhamia
Flora of Zambia: Markhamia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Markhamia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Markhamia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Markhamia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Markhamia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Markhamia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Markhamia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Markhamia
JSTOR Plant Science: Markhamia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Markhamia
Plants of the World Online: Markhamia
Tropicos: Markhamia
Wikipedia: Markhamia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Markhamia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1307, retrieved 6 December 2023

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