8299.000 Feretia Delile

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves opposite. Flowers sessile, bisexual, fragrant, in axillary pairs on reduced shoots on older wood. Corolla white to pink; lobes spreading to reflexed. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit spherical, fleshy.

Derivation of name: Pierre Victor Adolphe Ferret, 1814-1882, French military officer, explorer and plant collector.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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Other sources of information about Feretia:

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Flora of Botswana: Feretia
Flora of Caprivi: Feretia
Flora of Malawi: Feretia
Flora of Mozambique: Feretia
Flora of Zambia: Feretia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Feretia

External websites:

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

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: Feretia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1385, retrieved 15 July 2024

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