4171.000 Turraea L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, sometimes scrambling. Leaves simple, alternate, entire or rarely shallowly lobed. Flowers bisexual, 4-5-merous, fasciculate or in false racemes. Petals (4-)5. Staminal tube cylindric, sometimes expanded apically, terminated by simple or 2-lobed, free or partially or completely fused, appendages. Anthers (8-)10, inserted on the rim of the staminal tube or inside the tube near the apex. Ovary 10-locular (in ours). Seeds with an orange or red aril; testa black or red, shining.

Derivation of name: after Giorgio della Turra, 1607-1688, Italian doctor and professor of botany.

Worldwide: 60 species in Africa, Madagascar and tropical Asia to Australia.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
nilotica Kotschy & Peyr.N,W,C,E,SCb,Mc,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
robusta G├╝rke NN
zambesica Sprague & Hutch. ex Hutch.[LR-nt]B,C,SC,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Turraea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Turraea
Flora of Caprivi: Turraea
Flora of Malawi: Turraea
Flora of Mozambique: Turraea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Turraea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Turraea

External websites:

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

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: Turraea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=816, retrieved 29 November 2021

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