5106.000 Dillenia L.

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

Description of the genus

Trees, rarely shrubs; bark red, grey or brown. Leaves alternate, simple, to 50 cm. long, with or without persistent or deciduous amplexicaul wings. Inflorescence solitary or in few- many-flowered racemes; Flowers showy, large; sepals (4 or)5(-18), fleshy, often accrescent; petals (4 or)5(-7) or absent. Fruit enclosed in large sepals; carpels dehiscing along ventral suture or indehiscent. Seeds usually only 1 or few per carpel.

Worldwide: 65 species from Madagascar to Fiji and Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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indica L.

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dillenia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dillenia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dillenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dillenia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dillenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dillenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1751, retrieved 26 June 2019

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