Marquesia Gilg

Description of the genus

Tall trees, with buttresses. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire, penninerved, with an extra-floral nectary at the base of the midrib on the upper surface; stipules caducous. Flowers in large terminal panicles, radially symmetric, bisexual; sepals 5, petals 5, white; fruit surrounded by the 5 acrescent sepals.

Comment: A recent proposal to validate the name Trillesanthus has been challenged. A ruling will be made at a specialist meeting.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acuminata (Gilg) R.E. Fr.[VU]N,WNw,LpDescription, Image
macroura GilgN,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Marquesia:

External websites:

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

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: Marquesia., retrieved 5 February 2023

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