7747.000 Fernandoa Welw. ex Seem.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves imparipinnate. Flowers axillary, solitary or in short racemes, appearing before the leaves. Calyx campanulate. Corolla crimson or orange with a yellow throat; tube short. Stamens 4, each bearing divaricate anthers; staminode 1. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule cylindric. Seeds winged.

Derivation of name: for Dom Fernando II (1816-1885) German-born King-consort of Portugal.

Worldwide: 14 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Fernandoa abbreviata

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

abbreviata BidgoodDescription, Image
coccinea (Scott-Elliot) A.H. Gentry

Other sources of information about Fernandoa:

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Flora of Malawi: Fernandoa
Flora of Mozambique: Fernandoa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Fernandoa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Fernandoa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1309, retrieved 21 June 2024

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