7758.000 Parmentiera DC.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, stems terete. Leaves opposite or sub-opposite, sometimes fasciculate; usually 3- or 5- foliate; leaflet margins normally entire; subtended by simple spines; petiole sometimes with narrow lateral wings; mostly glabrous. Inflorescence 1-3 flowered, terminal or on leafless short shoots, or cauliflorous on trunk or older stems; bracts minute; drying black. Flowers glabrous, drying black, usually bat pollinated; calyx tubular; corolla whitish-green, tubular-campanulate often bent. Fruit fleshy, indhiscent; elongate-oblong to linear; terete or longitudinally ridged. Seeds on a fibrous-fleshy core.

Worldwide: 10 species in Mexico to Panama, Columbia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Parmentiera cereifera

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cereifera Seem.Image

Other sources of information about Parmentiera:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Parmentiera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1696, retrieved 21 September 2021

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