5434.000 Peddiea Harv. ex Hook.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate, glabrous. Flowers terminal, in umbels (in ours), 4-5-merous. Calyx-tube cylindric. Petals 0 Stamens twice as many as the calyx lobes. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a drupe.
In P. africana Calyx tube strongly ribbed, especially towards the abrupt base; ovary glabrous; disk glabrous. In P.fischeri Calyx tube less strongly ribbed ± tapering to the base, ovary ± densely hairy at apex: disk sparsely or densely ciliate at apex.

Derivation of name: named after Lt-Col John Peddie, plant collector in the Eastern Cape in the 1830s

Worldwide: About 10 species in tropical and SE Africa, and one endemic in Madagascar. Two in the FZ region.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Peddiea africana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fischeri Engl.N,W,CNw,Lp,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Peddiea:

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

External websites:

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

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: Peddiea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=995, retrieved 25 April 2024

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