5788.020 Warneckea Gilg

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs; young branchlets 4-angled to sub-terete, usually thickened at nodes, later terete. Leaves subsessile to shortly petiolate, longitudinally 3-nerved; lateral nerves mostly not merging with middle nerve near apex, the surface often granular. Inflorescences of (1)2-to many-flowered cymes, axillary or on old wood, sometimes arranged in axillary panicles; bracts minute. Flowers 4-merous, small. Calyx tube/receptacle sub-hemispheric to campanulate; limb 4-toothed or lobed. Petals broadly ovate, whitish or bluish. Fruit a berry crowned by persistent calyx. Seeds large, straight.

Worldwide: About 30 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
sansibarica (Taub.) Jacq.-Fél. var. buchananii (Gilg) A.Fern. & R.Fern.Nw,N
sapinii (De Wild.) Jacq.-Fél.B,WNw,W
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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Warneckea
Flora of Malawi: Warneckea
Flora of Mozambique: Warneckea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Warneckea

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Tropicos: Warneckea
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Warneckea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1022, retrieved 2 March 2024

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