38.010 Widdringtonia Endl.

Description of the genus

Monoecious, evergreen trees and shrubs. Mature leaves scale-like, appressed, decussate or alternate; juvenile subulate and ± spirally arranged. Male cones small, solitary, terminal; scales in c. 6 pairs with 4 pollen-sacs at the base. Female cones ovoid to oblong, with 4(-6) dry and woody scales. Seeds winged.

Derivation of name: Named after Captain Widdrington, a botanical explorer

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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

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Other sources of information about Widdringtonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Widdringtonia
Flora of Mozambique: Widdringtonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Widdringtonia

External websites:

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

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: Widdringtonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=94, retrieved 29 May 2024

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