2034.000 Faurea Harv.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate or clustered near the ends of the branches, simple, entire. Flowers arranged in dense spikes or racemes, each flower in the axil of a small bract; involucre 0. Perianth petaloid, splitting into 2 major lobes at flowering time, releasing the style; one lobe ± free to base, consisting of a single segment, the other with 3 segments. Hypogynous scales 4, persistent. Style long, persistent, filiform, terminating in a simple stigma. Fruit a spherical nut

Derivation of name: for William Caldwell Faure (1822-1844), South African soldier, naturalist, botanist and plant collector.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical and southern Africa and Madagascar.

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
delevoyi De Wild.N,C,SDescription
discolor Welw. C
racemosa Farmar[NrEnd]S
rochetiana (A. Rich.) Pic.Serm.N,C,SDescription, Image
saligna Harv.N,C,SDescription, Image
wentzeliana Engl. N

Other sources of information about Faurea:

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Flora of Botswana: Faurea
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Faurea
Flora of Mozambique: Faurea
Flora of Zambia: Faurea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Faurea

External websites:

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

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: Faurea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=484, retrieved 14 June 2024

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