Magnistipula Engl.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs and geoxylic suffrutices. Leaves simple, entire, alternate, coriaceous, brittle. Lower leaf surface glabrous or with a few strigose hairs. Flowers strongly zygomorphic. Receptacle tube always curved, obliquely campanulate., slightly to strongly gibbous, nearly always markedly oblique at the mouth, always longer than the sepals. Drupe fleshy; endosperm hairy inside, on germination breaking up in an irregular manner.

Worldwide: About 10 species in tropical Africa and 2 in Madagascar.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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butayei De Wild. subsp. bangweolensis (R.E.Fr.) F.White N,CImage

Other sources of information about Magnistipula:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Magnistipula
Flora of Zambia: Magnistipula

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Magnistipula., retrieved 6 December 2023

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