8444.000 Serissa Comm. ex Juss.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Erect or spreading shrubs. Leaves opposite in tufts, subsessile, foetid when crushed. Inflorescence axillary or terminal, 1- or few-flowered. Flowers white; calyx lobes persistent; corolla funnel-shaped, hairy inside; lobes 4-6, edges touching in bud. Fruit a subglobose drupe with 2 pits.

Worldwide: One or possibly 3 species native to eastern Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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japonica (Thunb.) Thunb.

Other sources of information about Serissa:

External websites:

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

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: Serissa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2508, retrieved 29 May 2023

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