5741.000 Medinilla Gaudich.

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

Epiphytic or terrestrial shrubs or scramblers. Lear blades 5-15 pinnately veined. Inflorescence with stalked panicles or crowded clusters; bracts deciduous. Flora tube pubescent to glabrous; calyx truncate, obscurely toothed or 4-6 lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit a berry. Seeds numerous, ovate to sickle-shaped.

Worldwide: 200-500 species in the Old World from Africa and Madagascar to Taiwan and south to Fiji.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Medinilla myriantha

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myriantha Merr.Image

Other sources of information about Medinilla:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Medinilla.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2521, retrieved 6 December 2022

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