2733.000 Monodora Dunal

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, sometimes climbing or scrambling. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered cymes, terminal or extra-axillary. Bracteole 1, usually amplexicaul, persistent, foliaceous. Sepals 3, much shorter than the petals, free. Petals 6, in two unequal whorls, all united at the base; outer broad at base, inner unguiculate. Stamens numerous. Carpels united to form a 1-locular ovary with numerous ovules. Stigmas radiating. Fruit a many-seeded berry. Seeds glossy; aril 0.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
grandidieri Baill.CDescription, Image
junodii Engl. & Diels var. junodii SDescription, Image
stenopetala Oliv.[NrEnd]N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Monodora:

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Flora of Mozambique: Monodora
Flora of Zambia: Monodora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Monodora

External websites:

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

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: Monodora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=602, retrieved 17 April 2024

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