4299.010 Margaritaria L.f.

Description of the genus

Dioecious, rarely monoecious, trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers axillary; the male usually several, fasciculate; females 1-3 per axil. Male flowers: pedicels capillary; calyx lobes 4, imbricate; petals 0; disk annular, ± entire; stamens 4; pistillode 0. Female flowers: pedicels shorter than male; calyx lobes, petals and disk as for male flowers; ovary (2-)3-4(-5)-locular; ovules 2 per loculus; styles free or 2-fid. Fruit (2-)3-4(-5)-lobed, irregularly dehiscent or ± indehiscent. Seeds hemispheric, 2 per loculus; fleshy outer seed coating present, bluish.

Worldwide: 13 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Margaritaria discoidea var. nitida

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster var. nitida (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster var. nitida (odd growth form) (Pax) Radcl.-Sm.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Margaritaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Margaritaria
Flora of Caprivi: Margaritaria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Margaritaria
Flora of Malawi: Margaritaria
Flora of Mozambique: Margaritaria
Flora of Zambia: Margaritaria

External websites:

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

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: Margaritaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=834, retrieved 27 May 2024

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