4869.000 Maesopsis Engl.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves usually subopposite, varying from somewhat alternate to strictly opposite, petiolate; blades penninerved, strongly glandular-serrulate. Stipules subulate, caducous. Flowers perfect, 5-merous, in divaricately branched axillary cymes. Sepals deltoid. Petals extremely concavo-convex so that the anther is almost totally obscured even at the time of its dehiscence. Ovary elongate, apparently 1-celled, the mesocarpous tissue somewhat spongy, the endocarp thin and becoming stony. Fruit a drupe with a single 1-seeded stone.

Worldwide: 1 species occurring in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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eminii Engl.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Maesopsis

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Maesopsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1884, retrieved 28 May 2024

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