4297.000 Flueggea Willd.


Description of the genus

Dioecious, rarely monoecious, trees or shrubs. Stipules present. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Flowers axillary; males numerous in fascicles, females few or solitary. male flowers: sepals (4-)5(-7), imbricate; petals 0; disk glands (4-)5(-7); stamens (4-)5(-7); pistillode large, 2-3-partite. Female flowers: sepals and petals as male; disk annular, entire or shallowly lobed; ovary (2-)3(-4)-locular; ovules 2 per loculus; styles (2-)3(-4). Fruit subspherical, 3-lobed, fleshy and indehiscent or dry and dehiscent. Seeds (1-)2 per loculus.

Derivation of name: for Johannes Fl├╝gge, 1775-1816, German physician, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical regions.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Flueggea virosa subsp. virosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt subsp. virosa B,N,W,C,E,SCb,Mc,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Flueggea:

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

External websites:

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

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: Flueggea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=832, retrieved 19 July 2024

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