6283.000 Maesa Forssk.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous (in ours), subtended by a subulate bract and 2 bracteoles inserted at the base of the flower. Inflorescence composed of axillary panicles. Calyx fused to ovary, the lobes persistent at the apex of the fruit, without glands. Corolla campanulate, marked with glandular dots or lines. Ovary semi-inferior (in ours). Fruit dry or fleshy, ± spherical, crowned with persistent sepals and style, many-seeded. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 100 spcies in the Old World tropics, extending to Japan and Australia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Maesa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Maesa
Flora of Mozambique: Maesa
Flora of Zambia: Maesa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Maesa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Maesa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1058, retrieved 21 February 2024

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