5472.000 Elaeagnus L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs, sometimes climbing, or small trees; sometimes spiny. Leaves alternate, petiolate, lamina margins usually entire. Inflorescence has flowers clustered on short axillary shoots, or sometimes solitary. Calyx tubular, 4-lobed, constricted above ovary, breaking at constriction as fruit develops; lobes usually spreading, deciduous, white or yellow inside. Fruit drupes, globose or ellipsoid, rarely longitudinally winged. Seed usually 8-ribbed.

Worldwide: 90 species in Asia, Southern Europe and North America.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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pungens Thunb.

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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Elaeagnus

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Elaeagnus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1752, retrieved 28 May 2023

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