7177.000 Callicarpa L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, erect or rarely climbing, mealy tomentose, hairs stellate, branched, dendritic; branchlets 4-angled. Leaves opposite or in 3s. Inflorescence cymes, sessile or pedunculated, axillary; bracts linear; calyx campanulate, truncate or minutely 4-dentate, unaltered in fruit; corolla actinomorphic, campanulate or tubular, lobes 4. Fruit drupes, globose, small endocarp bony, mesocarp fleshy, endocarp thin. Seeds small, oblong, testa membranous.

Derivation of name: Species 140, mainly in Asia, few in America and Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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macrophylla Vahl

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

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: Callicarpa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2070, retrieved 26 September 2022

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