Ternstroemia Mutis ex L.f.

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees. Leaves spirally arranged, simple, subcoriaceous, margins entire. Flowers axillary. Sepals 5–7. Petals 7–10 in the African species, opposite the sepals or irregularly disposed. Fruit indehiscent. Seeds ellipsoid, with a thick testa.

Worldwide: c. 90 species in tropical and subtropical regions in Africa, Asia, and the Americas.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polypetala MelchiorN

Other sources of information about Ternstroemia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Ternstroemia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2476, retrieved 27 September 2020

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