Maesobotrya Benth.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996) Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4)

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs with a simple indumentum. Leaves alternate, often long-petiolate, simple, entire or toothed, penninerved; stipules minute. Inflorescence axillary, solitary, racemose; bracts usually 1-flowered; flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx (4)5-lobed, imbricate; petals absent. Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, subdrupaceous. Seeds solitary by abortion; cotyledons broad, flat, green.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
floribunda Benth. var. hirtella (Pax) Pax WNw

Other sources of information about Maesobotrya:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Maesobotrya., retrieved 16 July 2024

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