3405.010 Maranthes Blume

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a many-flowered corymb or panicle. Bracts and bracteoles caducous, not concealing the young flowers. Flowers slightly zygomorphic. Sepals subcircular. Petals subcircular, white. Stamens numerous (20-60). Ovary of 1 (-3) 2-locular carpels. Fruit a fleshy drupe; endocarp very hard with 2 lateral plates which break away on germination.

Worldwide: 12 species, mostly (10) in tropical Africa; 1 species widespread in tropical Asia and another species in Panama.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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floribunda (Baker) F.White NImage

Other sources of information about Maranthes:

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Flora of Mozambique: Maranthes
Flora of Zambia: Maranthes
Flora of Zimbabwe: Maranthes

External websites:

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

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: Maranthes.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=662, retrieved 17 April 2024

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