5434.000 Peddiea Harv. ex Hook.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, glabrous. Flowers terminal, in umbels (in ours), 4-5-merous. Calyx-tube cylindric. Petals 0 Stamens twice as many as the calyx lobes. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a drupe.
In P. africana Calyx tube strongly ribbed, especially towards the abrupt base; ovary glabrous; disk glabrous. In P.fischeri Calyx tube less strongly ribbed ± tapering to the base, ovary ± densely hairy at apex: disk sparsely or densely ciliate at apex.

Derivation of name: named after Lt-Col John Peddie, plant collector in the Eastern Cape in the 1830s

Worldwide: About 10 species in tropical and SE Africa, and one endemic in Madagascar. Two in the FZ region.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Peddiea africana

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Other sources of information about Peddiea:

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Flora of Malawi: Peddiea
Flora of Mozambique: Peddiea
Flora of Zambia: Peddiea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Peddiea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=995, retrieved 19 January 2020

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