Uvariastrum Engl. & Diels


Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, not climbing, glabrous or with simple hairs. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, solitary or paired, axillary, sometime on the old wood. Sepals 3, valvate, enclosing the petals, often densely brown pubescent. Petals 6, in 2 whorls, both valvate, except in Uvariastrum hexaloboides where the inner one is imbricate. Stamens numerous. Carpels 3-10 or more, free, cylindric or obconic, with numerous ovules in two rows. Style very short or absent. Ripe carpels indehiscent, shortly stipitate, many- to few-seeded.

Worldwide: A tropical African genus of 8 species.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
hexaloboides (R.E.Fr.) R.E.Fr. [NrEnd][LR-lc]B,N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,C,WDescription, Image

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External websites:

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

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: Uvariastrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1906, retrieved 25 September 2023

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