6430.000 Chionanthus L.


Description of the genus

Trees and shrubs, evergreen. Leaves opposite, simple, entire. Domatia present (in ours). Inflorescences consist of axillary, paniculate cymes or fascicles. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx deeply lobed. Corolla with a very short tube and linear lobes, lobes strongly concave, with incurved margins and hooded apex. Stamens 2. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a 1-seeded drupe.

Worldwide: 100 species, mostly tropical and subtropical, but with a few temperate.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Chionanthus battiscombei

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
battiscombei (Hutch.) StearnW,ECb,Mc,C,LkDescription, Image
niloticus (Oliv.) Stearn [DD]Lp
richardsiae Stearn [VU]N

Other sources of information about Chionanthus:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Chionanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Chionanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chionanthus

External websites:

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

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: Chionanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1081, retrieved 20 April 2024

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