7158.000 Petrea L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Lianas, shrubs or trees. Leaves opposite-decussate or verticillate; lamina margins entire, coriaceous. Inflorescence racemes, terminal or axillary. Flowers slightly zygomorphic violet, blue or white; calyx tube campanulate, 5-lobed with 5 scales in the throat, lobes coloured, longer than the tube; corolla tube short, cylindric, limb 5-lobed with unequal brightly coloured lobes. Fruit drupes enclosed in persistent, hardened calyx forming a 5-winged samara.

Worldwide: Species 12 in Florida to tropical America.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Petrea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Petrea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Petrea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2122, retrieved 26 March 2023

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