6420.000 Fraxinus L.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves opposite, 1-pinnate (in ours). Domatia 0. Inflorescences composed of dense, terminal or lateral, clusters or panicles. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx 4-lobed or 0. Petals 4, free or ± connate, or 0. Stamens usually 2. Stigmas 2. Fruit a flattened, 1-2-seeded samara, with an elongate, apical wing.

Derivation of name: the classical name for ash.

Worldwide: 65 species, mainly northern temperate zones, a few extending to the tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Fraxinus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Fraxinus

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Fraxinus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1079, retrieved 21 May 2024

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