7744.000 Markhamia Seem. ex Baill.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Pseudostipules present. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate, the petiole and rhachis channelled above. Inflorescence a terminal or axillary panicle or raceme. Calyx spathaceous, shorter than the corolla tube. Corolla campanulate, 5-lobed, 2-lipped, often with conspicuous small glands at the mouth. Disk ring- or cup-shaped. Ovary 2-locular. Capsule elongated, flattened, 2-valved; valve splitting loculicidally. Seeds with papery wings.

Derivation of name: named after Sir Clements Robert Markham (1830-1916), English geographer and traveller

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa and Asia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Markhamia obtusifolia

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
obtusifolia (Baker) SpragueN,W,C,EDescription, Image
zanzibarica (Bojer ex DC.) K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Markhamia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Markhamia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1307, retrieved 25 June 2024

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