8283.200 Aidia Lour.

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree (in ours). Leaves opposite, occurring in equal pairs at non-flowering nodes but with one reduced to a scale at flowering nodes. Inflorescences of pedunculate cymes, occurring at every other node. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Calyx with reduced lobes. Corolla tube cylindric with hairy throat; lobes overlapping to the left. Stamens exserted. Style exserted with a club-shaped apical stigma. Fruit spherical, with a circular scar left by the deciduous calyx limb.

Worldwide: 13 species occurring in the Old World tropics extending to Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Aidia micrantha var. msonju

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
micrantha (K. Schum.) Bullock ex F. White var. msonju (K. Krause) PetitEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aidia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Aidia
Flora of Malawi: Aidia
Flora of Mozambique: Aidia
Flora of Zambia: Aidia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aidia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aidia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aidia
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iNaturalist: Aidia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aidia
JSTOR Plant Science: Aidia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aidia
Plants of the World Online: Aidia
Tropicos: Aidia
Wikipedia: Aidia

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: Aidia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1379, retrieved 30 May 2024

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