6283.000 Ardisia Sw.

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

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs, suffrutescent (or rarely herbs). Leaves alternate or pseudo-verticillate; lamina usually punctate. Inflorescence paniculate, cymose, corymbose, or umbellate. Flowers often punctate; (4)5-merous; calyx campanulate or cupular; sepals free of slightly basally united, usually punctate; corolla punctate, often punctate, lobes basally united, over lapping usually to the right; buds often conical. Fruit drupaceous, 1-seeded, sometimes longitudinally ribbed, with somewhat fleshy endocarp, crusty or slightly bony endocarp. Seeds covered in membranous remnants of placenta.

Worldwide: 400-500 species in tropical East and South East Asia, China, Americas and the Pacific Islands.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ardisia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1878, retrieved 19 September 2021

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