Gaertnera Lam.

Bridson, D.M. (1998) Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2)

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees and shrubs. Leaves opposite, mostly distinctly petiolate, often rather coriaceous. Stipules intrapetiolar, joined, the sheath distinctly leafy or truncate or with 4-many setae. Inflorescence cymes, terminal, usually many-flowered; bracts and bracteoles present, the latter often adnate to the calyx. Calyx tube globose, obovoid, the limb campanulate, ± truncate or 5-lobed. Corolla mostly sweet-scented, funnel-shaped or ± salver-shaped; lobes 5, valvate. Fruit globose, obovoid, indehiscent, ± fleshy. Pyrenes and seeds similarly shaped, endosperm copious.

Worldwide: 40-50 species in Africa, Madagascar, Asia, East Indies and one in Australia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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

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: Gaertnera., retrieved 4 August 2021

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