7043.000 Ehretia P. Browne

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescence a usually terminal panicle or corymb. Flowers bisexual or polygamous, actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed, deeply divided to near the base. Corolla tube cylindric or widely funnel-shaped; lobes oblong, spreading or reflexed. Stamens 5, inserted at the corolla throat, exserted. Style terminal, well-developed, 2-branched, each topped by a stigma. Fruit subspherical, fleshy; pyrenes 4; outer surface smooth to ridged.

Worldwide: 75 species in tropical and warm regions

Malawi: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Botyodes asialis
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amoena KlotzschSDescription, Image
cymosa Thonn. ex Schumach. var. divaricata (Baker) BrenanC,S
obtusifolia Hochst. ex A. DC.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ehretia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ehretia
Flora of Caprivi: Ehretia
Flora of Mozambique: Ehretia
Flora of Zambia: Ehretia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ehretia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ehretia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ehretia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ehretia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ehretia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ehretia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ehretia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1193, retrieved 21 November 2019

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