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

Other sources of information about Uvariastrum:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Uvariastrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1906, retrieved 4 December 2021

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