7043.000 Ehretia P. Browne

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescence a usually terminal panicle or corymb. Flowers bisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed, deeply divided to near the base. Corolla tube cylindric or widely funnel-shaped; lobes oblong, spreading or reflexed. Stamens 5, inserted at the corolla throat, exserted. Style terminal, well-developed, 2-branched, each topped by a stigma. Fruit subspherical, fleshy; pyrenes 4; outer surface smooth to ridged.

Derivation of name: for Georg Dionysius Ehret, 1708-1770, German gardener, botanist and botanical artist.

Worldwide: 75 species in tropical and warm regions.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Botyodes asialis Larval foodplant
Ehretia amoena

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amoena KlotzschN,W,E,SDescription, Image
cymosa Thonn. ex Schumach. var. divaricata (Baker) BrenanE
obtusifolia Hochst. ex A. DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rigida (Thunb.) Druce subsp. rigida W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ehretia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ehretia
Flora of Caprivi: Ehretia
Flora of Malawi: Ehretia
Flora of Mozambique: Ehretia
Flora of Zambia: Ehretia

External websites:

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

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: Ehretia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1193, retrieved 24 June 2024

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