4329.000 Uapaca Baill.

Description of the genus

Deciduous shrubs or trees. Twigs strongly marked with leaf scars. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate, crowded towards the ends of the branches, simple, entire. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or fasciculate, pedunculate, with an involucre composed of a whorl of 5-12 imbricate bracts surrounding the flowers. Male inflorescences many-flowered; the flowers sessile in spherical capitula, calyx lobes imbricate; petals 0, disk 0; stamens (4-)5(-6), free. Female inflorescences 1-flowered; flowers sessile; calyx minute, disk-like; petals 0; disk 0; ovary (2-)3(-5)-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit drupaceous, indehiscent. Seeds flattened.

Derivation of name: after the Madagascar vernacular name for the type species Uapaca thouarsii.

Worldwide: 61 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Latoia urda (Large green latoia) Larval foodplant
Uapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kirkiana Müll. Arg. var. kirkiana N,C,E,SDescription, Image
lissopyrena Radcl.-Sm.EDescription, Image
nitida Müll. Arg. var. nitida N,CDescription, Image
nitida Müll. Arg. var. longifolia (P.A. Duvign.) Radcl.-Sm.N
sansibarica PaxEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Uapaca:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Uapaca
Flora of Mozambique: Uapaca
Flora of Zambia: Uapaca

External websites:

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

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: Uapaca.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=838, retrieved 24 March 2023

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