3719.000 Mundulea (DC.) Benth.

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree. Stipules present. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets entire, alternate or subopposite, silky-hairy. Flowers bluish-purple in axillary or terminal racemes. Calyx ± 2-lipped. Standard silky outside; wings eared and clawed. Pod linear, coriaceous but never woody, reluctantly dehiscent or indehiscent.

Derivation of name: from Latin: mundulus, meaning neat or trim.

Worldwide: c. 15 species, all Madagascan, apart from M. sericea in the Old World tropics and South Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Mundulea sericea

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sericea (Willd.) A. Chev.C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mundulea:

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

External websites:

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

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: Mundulea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=729, retrieved 22 July 2024

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