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:

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

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: Serissa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2508, retrieved 3 December 2021

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