5369.010 Paropsia Noronha ex Thouars

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, usually with a rusty indumentum. Stipules minute, caducous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, coriaceous. Inflorescences in terminal panicles. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Corona well-developed, composed of numerous laciniae in 1 row. Stamens 5; filaments connate below. Ovary 1-locular with 3-5, multiovulate, parietal placentas. Styles (2-)3(-5). Capsule 3(-5)-valved; valves tomentose, membranous. Seeds ovoid, flattened, enveloped by a fleshy cup-shaped aril.

Worldwide: c.10 species in Africa and Madagascar and 1 in Sumatra and Malaysia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Paropsia brazzeana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brazzeana Baill.B,N,W,C,SNw,C,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Paropsia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Paropsia
Flora of Caprivi: Paropsia
Flora of Mozambique: Paropsia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Paropsia

External websites:

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

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: Paropsia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=988, retrieved 14 June 2024

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