2288.010 Alluaudia Drake

Schatz, G. (2001) Genetic Tree Flora of Madagascar RBG, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden; Cromwell Press UK

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs with very short to long, stout, solitary spines, rarely absent; truck green to olive brown, photosynthetic; few upright branches or densely branched and the crown flat-topped. Leaves paired below the spines, or rarely absent, orbicular. Inflorescence cymes or umbelliform fascicles borne directly from the apical portion of the youngest branches. Flowers small, irregular; sepals 2, slightly unequal; petals 4, free in 2 decussate pairs. Fruit small nut enclosed by persistent bracts and tepals, indehiscent, 1-seeded. Seed with thin seed coat and whitish caruncle.

Derivation of name: 6 species, endemic to Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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procera Drake

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

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: Alluaudia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2504, retrieved 17 September 2021

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