4902.000 Gouania Jacq.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs or lianes; branches with coiled tendrils. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a thyrse. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous. Petals 5, hooded. Stamens 5. Disk 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit a 3-winged schizocarp, separating into 3 cocci.

Derivation of name: for Antoine Gouan, 1733–1821, French botanist at Montpellier.

Worldwide: 50-70 species in tropical and warm areas.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Gouania longispicata

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Other sources of information about Gouania:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gouania
Flora of Malawi: Gouania
Flora of Mozambique: Gouania
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gouania

External websites:

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

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: Gouania.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=924, retrieved 25 May 2024

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