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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polypetala MelchiorN

Other sources of information about Ternstroemia:

External websites:

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

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: Ternstroemia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2476, retrieved 22 April 2024

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