8039.000 Mackaya Harv.

Description of the genus

Shrub. Inflorescence of terminal monochasial cymes. Bracts 2, subulate; bracteoles 2. Calyx actinomorphic with 5 acuminate lobes. Corolla campanulate, with tube longer than the 5 lobes, ± actinomorphic. Fertile stamens 2; anthers 2-thecous; staminodes 2. Capsule ellipsoid, woody.

Derivation of name: After James F. Mackay, 1775-1862, Scottish horticulturalist and botanist

Worldwide: 1 species in South Africa (Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape) and Eswatini

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Mackaya bella

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bella Harv.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Mackaya:

External websites:

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

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: Mackaya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1605, retrieved 19 June 2024

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