8238.000 Mussaenda L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbing shrubs or lianes. Stipules (in ours) entire to 2-fid, caducous. Flowers borne in terminal panicles. Calyx turbinate to ellipsoid; lobes 5, dentate. Corolla tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes 5. Anthers 5. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit (in ours) indehiscent, spherical or ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: the Sinhalese name for Mussaenda frondosa.

Worldwide: 100 species in the Old World tropics.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
arcuata Lam. ex Poir.N,W,CNw,N,LkDescription, Image
rivularis Welw. ex Hiern var. redheadii (E.M.A.Petit) FigueiredoWNwImage

Other sources of information about Mussaenda:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Mussaenda
Flora of Mozambique: Mussaenda
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Mussaenda
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mussaenda
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mussaenda

External websites:

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

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: Mussaenda.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1373, retrieved 5 October 2023

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