6163.000 Aucuba Thunb.

Stace, C.A. (2010) New Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs. Leaves, simple, opposite, lanceolate, petiolate without stipules. Flowers in terminal clusters or panicles, 4 petals alternating with the stamens. Fruit a drupe with one stone, bright red.

Worldwide: 3-10 species native to eastern Asia from the Himalayas to Japan.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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japonica Thunb.

Other sources of information about Aucuba:

External websites:

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

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: Aucuba.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1740, retrieved 15 June 2024

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