6283.000 Maesa Forssk.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous (in ours), subtended by a subulate bract and 2 bracteoles inserted at the base of the flower. Inflorescence composed of axillary panicles. Calyx fused to ovary, the lobes persistent at the apex of the fruit, without glands. Corolla campanulate, marked with glandular dots or lines. Ovary semi-inferior (in ours). Fruit dry or fleshy, ± spherical, crowned with persistent sepals and style, many-seeded. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 100 spcies in the Old World tropics, extending to Japan and Australia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Maesa:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Maesa
Flora of Mozambique: Maesa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Maesa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Maesa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1058, retrieved 24 April 2019

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