2673.000 Uvaria L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, usually climbing or scrambling. Stamens numerous, linear or obconic; anther-thecae not septate. Inflorescence of solitary flowers or of few-flowered cymes, these terminal or extra-axillary, often leaf-opposed. Sepals 3. Petals 6, in two rows. Carpels, many, free in fruit, borne on a stipe, globular to cylindric, indehiscent, dry or succulent, sometimes edible.

Worldwide: 110 species in the tropics of the Old World

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Uvaria angolensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis Oliv. B,N,W,CNw,Cb,Lp,N,C,WImage
edulis N.Robson [VU]WNw
welwitschii (Hiern) Engl. & Diels N

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Uvaria
Flora of Malawi: Uvaria
Flora of Mozambique: Uvaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Uvaria

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Uvaria
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Uvaria
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iNaturalist: Uvaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Uvaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Uvaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Uvaria
Plants of the World Online: Uvaria
Tropicos: Uvaria
Wikipedia: Uvaria

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: Uvaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=594, retrieved 22 April 2024

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