5788.000 Memecylon L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small to medium sized trees. Leaves entire, glabrous, mid-rib prominent with distinct to obscure intra-marginal and lateral veins. Inflorescence cymes, compound, bracteates, usually thyrsoid to umbel-shaped, often condensed to sessile fascicles of flowers or few-flowered heads at tips of peduncles; Flowers tetramerous; calyx campanulate to cupuliform or urceolate, glabrous (occasionally papillose), smooth or shallowly striate to deeply furrowed with 8 radiating wings inside; petals thin, easily dropped at anthesis. Fruit globose or sometimes ellipsoid, pulpy or juicy seeds.

Worldwide: 200-300 species in Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
erythranthum GilgE

Other sources of information about Memecylon:

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Flora of Malawi: Memecylon
Flora of Mozambique: Memecylon
Flora of Zambia: Memecylon

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Memecylon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1021, retrieved 1 February 2023

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