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:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Hovenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2497, retrieved 8 February 2023

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