8238.000 Mussaenda L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, climbing shrubs or lianes. Stipules (in ours) entire to 2-fid, caducous. Flowers borne in terminal panicles. Calyx turbinate to ellipsoid; lobes 5, dentate. Corolla tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes 5. Anthers 5. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit (in ours) indehiscent, spherical or ellipsoid.

Derivation of name: the Sinhalese name for Mussaenda frondosa.

Worldwide: 100 species in the Old World tropics.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Mussaenda:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Mussaenda.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1373, retrieved 14 June 2024

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