2209.000 Coccoloba P. Browne

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

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, evergreen; roots woody; stems erect or spreading. Leaves alternate, cauline, persistent, petiolate; ochrea often deciduous, membranous to coriaceous; lamina lanceolate to round, or transversely elliptic; lamina entire. Inflorescence raceme-like, terminal, pedunculate; pedicles present. Flowers base stipe-like; perianth white or greenish-white, campanulate, glabrous; tepals 5, proximally connate, sepaloid. Fruit achenes, usually included in fleshy perianth tube, brown to black, bluntly trigonous, glabrous.

Worldwide: 120 species in tropical and warm regions of America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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uvifera (L.) L.

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Flora of Zambia: Coccoloba

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

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: Coccoloba.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2116, retrieved 28 February 2024

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