4876.000 Hovenia Thunb.

Stewart, J.L. & Brandis D. (1874) The Forest Flora of North-West and Central India Wm. H. Allen & Co.

Description of the genus

Trees, unarmed. Leaves alternate, without stipules. Flowers in axillary pedunculate cymes. Calyx in segments, thick, with an elevated medial line, deciduous after flowering. Petals shortly unguiculate. Disc fleshy, coating the calyx tube, surrounding the ovary, densely woolly. Fruit a drupe, nearly dry, 3 celled; endocarp thin, brittle. Seeds hard.

Worldwide: 7 species from India to Japan.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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dulcis Thunb.

Other sources of information about Hovenia:

External websites:

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

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: Hovenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2497, retrieved 26 February 2024

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