5788.000 Memecylon L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small to medium sized trees. Leaves entire, glabrous, mid-rib prominent with distinct to obscure intra-marginal and lateral veins. Inflorescence cymes, compound, bracteates, usually thyrsoid to umbel-shaped, often condensed to sessile fascicles of flowers or few-flowered heads at tips of peduncles; Flowers tetramerous; calyx campanulate to cupuliform or urceolate, glabrous (occasionally papillose), smooth or shallowly striate to deeply furrowed with 8 radiating wings inside; petals thin, easily dropped at anthesis. Fruit globose or sometimes ellipsoid, pulpy or juicy seeds.

Worldwide: 200-300 species in Old World tropics.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
flavovirens BakerB,N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,CDescription, Image
myrianthum Gilg N,WNw,NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Memecylon:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Memecylon
Flora of Mozambique: Memecylon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Memecylon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Memecylon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1021, retrieved 11 December 2023

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