Ludia Comm. ex Juss.

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991) Salicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves persistent, alternate, coriaceous, entire, petioled, exstipulate. Flowers small, solitary, or rarely 2 or 3 together from the same axil, subsessile, subtended by several minute imbricate suborbicular bracts. Sepals 5 or 6, uniseriate, imbricate; petals 0. Fruit baccate, hardly or tardily and irregularly dehiscent; pericarp coriaceous. Seeds few; testa hard.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and other Indian Ocean Islands.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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mauritiana J.F. Gmel.SDescription

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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: Ludia., retrieved 22 March 2023

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