3405.010 Maranthes Blume

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a many-flowered corymb or panicle. Bracts and bracteoles caducous, not concealing the young flowers. Flowers slightly zygomorphic. Sepals subcircular. Petals subcircular, white. Stamens numerous (20-60). Ovary of 1 (-3) 2-locular carpels. Fruit a fleshy drupe; endocarp very hard with 2 lateral plates which break away on germination.

Worldwide: 12 species, mostly (10) in tropical Africa; 1 species widespread in tropical Asia and another species in Panama.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: Maranthes
Flora of Mozambique: Maranthes
Flora of Zambia: Maranthes

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

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: Maranthes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=662, retrieved 27 January 2023

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