8278.000 Tarenna Gaertn.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, sometimes scrambling, or trees. Leaves chartaceous to almost coriaceous. Stipules shortly sheathing, often with central area darkened. Inflorescences terminal on main and lateral branches, sometimes also with axillary inflorescences. Calyx with both limb-tube and lobes present. Corolla hairless or pubescent outside. Placenta ovate with 1-15 impressed ovules. Fruit often whitish when mature, 2-locular. Seeds 2-several per fruit, brown, smooth, with a circular excavation.

Worldwide: c. 50 species, throughout tropical Africa

Zambia: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
eketensis Wernham N,WNw,Mc
gossweileri S.Moore var. gossweileri B,W,CNw,Cb,C,W
gossweileri S.Moore var. brevituba Bridson NLp
luteola (Stapf) Bremek.B,W,C,SE,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
pavettoides (Harv.) Sim subsp. gillmanii Bridson N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,C

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Flora of Botswana: Tarenna
Flora of Caprivi: Tarenna
Flora of Malawi: Tarenna
Flora of Mozambique: Tarenna
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tarenna

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tarenna
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tarenna
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tarenna
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iNaturalist: Tarenna
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tarenna
JSTOR Plant Science: Tarenna
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tarenna
Plants of the World Online: Tarenna
Tropicos: Tarenna
Wikipedia: Tarenna

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: Tarenna.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1376, retrieved 25 September 2023

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