4889.000 Alphitonia Reissek ex Endl.

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

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate; lamina coriaceous, pinnately nerved, abaxially usually pale to white or reddish-brown tomentose. Inflorescence thyrses, branched, relatively open. Flowers perfect; sepals 5; petals 5; nectary disk annular, filling the floral tube. Fruit partly enclosed by the adherent nectary disk and floral tube, exocarp spongy, somewhat brittle, endocarp crustaceous, usually dehiscing along the ventral suture. Seeds with a thin reddish aril, often completely enclosing the seed.

Worldwide: 10-20 species in Malesia, Eastern Australia, Pacific Islands.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Alphitonia:

External websites:

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

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: Alphitonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1849, retrieved 18 August 2022

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