4297.000 Flueggea Willd.


Description of the genus

Dioecious, rarely monoecious, trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers axillary; males numerous in fascicles, females few or solitary. male flowers: sepals (4-)5(-7), imbricate; petals 0; disk glands (4-)5(-7); stamens (4-)5(-7); pistillode large, 2-3-partite. Female flowers: sepals and petals as male; disk annular, entire or shallowly lobed; ovary (2-)3(-4)-locular; ovules 2 per loculus; styles (2-)3(-4). Fruit subspherical, 3-lobed, fleshy and indehiscent or dry and dehiscent. Seeds (1-)2 per loculus.

Derivation of name: for Johannes Fl├╝gge, 1775-1816, German physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical regions.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt subsp. virosa Description, Image

Other sources of information about Flueggea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Flueggea
Flora of Caprivi: Flueggea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Flueggea
Flora of Malawi: Flueggea
Flora of Mozambique: Flueggea
Flora of Zambia: Flueggea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Flueggea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Flueggea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=832, retrieved 29 May 2024

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