6612.000 Voacanga Thouars

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1985) Monograph of Voacanga Thouars Agric. Univ. Wageningen Papers: 85-3 6-80

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, with white latex. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences 2, in the forks of the branches. Corolla creamy or yellow; lobes overlapping to the left. Anthers sagittate at the base. Carpels subspherical, free, connate at the base. Seeds surrounded by a yellow or orange aril.

Derivation of name: from the Madagascan words voa, fruit and acanga, guinea fowl, because of the spotted fruit.

Worldwide: 12 species in the tropical Old World.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Sthenias puncticornis
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana StapfN,SDescription, Image
thouarsii Roem. & Schult.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Voacanga:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Voacanga
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Voacanga
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Voacanga
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iNaturalist: Voacanga
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Voacanga
JSTOR Plant Science: Voacanga
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Voacanga
Plants of the World Online: Voacanga
Tropicos: Voacanga
Wikipedia: Voacanga

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: Voacanga.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1113, retrieved 23 April 2024

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