3405.000 Parinari Aubl.

Description of the genus

Trees or suffrutices. Leaves simple, alternate; lower leaf surface with a close, prominent, reticulate venation which outlines small stomatal cavities (crypts) filled with hairs. Inflorescence a many-flowered cyme or cymose panicle. Bracts and bracteoles present. Stamens 6-10; staminodes c.6. Ovary 2-locular. Drupe fleshy; epicarp verrucose; endocarp hard, thick, with a rough fibrous surface, with 2 basal plugs or stoppers, the detachment of which allows the seedlings to escape.

Worldwide: 44 species in the tropics

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis Harv. subsp. capensis NDescription, Image
curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.N,C,SDescription, Image
excelsa SabineN,C,SImage

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Parinari
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iNaturalist: Parinari
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Parinari
JSTOR Plant Science: Parinari
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Parinari
Plants of the World Online: Parinari
Tropicos: Parinari
Wikipedia: Parinari

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: Parinari.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=661, retrieved 23 April 2024

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