3339.000 Rhaphiolepis Lindl.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Stipules caducous, subulate. Leaves shortly petiolate; lamina simple, margins serrate or entire, leathery, secondary veins curved towards margins without forming loops. Inflorescence racemes or panicles, terminal; hypanthium campanulate to tubular; sepals 5, erect or reflexed; petals 5, white or pink, base shortly clawed. Fruit drupe-like, black or bluish, sub-globose, succulent with early caducous sepals leaving an annular ring. Seeds 1 or 2 large, sub-globose, testa thin.

Worldwide: Species 15 in East Asia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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indica (L.) Lindl.
umbellata (Thunb.) Makino

Other sources of information about Rhaphiolepis:

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

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: Rhaphiolepis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2157, retrieved 19 September 2021

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