8352.060 Multidentia Gilli

Bridson, D.M. (1998) Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, or sometimes pyrophytic subshrubs, unarmed; stems often lenticellate. Leaves mostly restricted to new growth, paired or rarely ternate, petiolate; blades typically glaucous beneath; domatia present as tufts of hair, or absent; stipules sheathing at the base. Inflorescence in pedunculate cymes, usually at nodes from which the leaves have fallen, except in pyrophytic species Flowers (4)5(6)-merous; bracteoles small; calyx limb lobed above; corolla drying wrinkled; tube cylindric, subequal to the lobes or occasionally much longer, lobes reflexed, rounded or obtuse, thickened towards the apex. Fruit a 2-seeded drupe, large, subglobose, laterally compressed. Pyrenes thickly woody, broadly ellipsoid; seeds with endosperm entire.

Worldwide: 11 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crassa (Hiern) Bridson var. crassa WDescription, Image
exserta Bridson subsp. exserta [VU]EDescription

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

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: Multidentia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1404, retrieved 4 February 2023

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