5516.000 Cariniana Casar.

Mori, S. A. & Prance, G. T. (2006 onwards) The Lecythidaceae Pages (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/lp/index.html). The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves simple, alternate, small to medium-sized (3-16 cm long). Inflorescences terminal or axillary, consisting of racemes or once-branched paniculate arrangements of racemes. Flowers present with the leaves, zygomorphic. Sepals 6. Petals 6, flat at the apex. Androecium forming a short, membranous tube, prolonged on one side into a ligule but hood not developed, the stamens scattered over the inner surface of the tube, not reflexed; anthers laterally dehiscent. Ovary 3-locular; ovules c. 6 per locule. Fruit dehiscent, remaining on tree at maturity, cylindric, woody. Seeds winged on one side, numerous.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Cariniana estrellensis

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estrellensis (Raddi) KuntzeDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cariniana:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Cariniana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1793, retrieved 10 August 2022

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