6386.000 Mimusops L.

Description of the genus

Trees and shrubs. Stipules 0 or soon caducous. Leaves not clustered at ends of branches. Flowers borne in axils of current leaves, pedicellate. Sepals 8, in two slightly dissimilar whorls of 4. Corolla of 8 deeply 3-lobed petals, joined in a short tube at the base. Stamens 8, anthers relatively large (2.5 mm or more). Fruit a 1-several-seeded berry with persistent basal calyx.

Worldwide: 20-30 species, centered in tropical Africa but extending to tropical Asia

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aedificatoria Mildbr.S
kummel A. DC.N
obtusifolia Lam.SDescription, Image
zeyheri Sond.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mimusops:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Mimusops
Flora of Caprivi: Mimusops
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Mimusops
Flora of Mozambique: Mimusops
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Mimusops
Flora of Zambia: Mimusops
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mimusops
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mimusops

External websites:

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

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: Mimusops.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1073, retrieved 22 July 2024

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