5012.000 Lagunaria (DC.) Rchb.

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

Description of the genus

Tree to 15 m. Stipules caducous. Leaves alternate, spiralled; lamina simple, elliptic; base tapering, margins entire. Inflorescence axillary; flowers solitary (occasionally paired); perianth 2-whorled; epicalyx fused, enclosing floral bud, leaving an annular scar; sepals 5 basally connate; petals 5, free, cream to pink. Fruit a capsule, stinging-pubescent inside, dehiscent, not fleshy. Seeds reniform, glabrous.

Derivation of name: named in honour of Andres de Laguna (d. 1560), a Spanish botanist and physician to Pope Julius III

Worldwide: 1 species in Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, coastal Queensland, and perhaps northeast New South Wales

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Lagunaria patersonia

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patersonia (Andrews) G. DonDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lagunaria:

External websites:

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

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: Lagunaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2163, retrieved 23 June 2024

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