4128.000 Kirkia Oliv.

Description of the genus

Trees. Leaves crowded near the ends of the branches in close spirals, with numerous opposite leaflets. Inflorescences axillary, consisting of paniculate cymes, borne near the ends of the branches. Calyx-lobes 4, free almost to the base; Petals 4. Fruit dry, 4-angled, 4-locular.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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acuminata Oliv.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kirkia:

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Flora of Botswana: Kirkia
Flora of Caprivi: Kirkia
Flora of Mozambique: Kirkia
Flora of Zambia: Kirkia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kirkia

External websites:

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

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: Kirkia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=810, retrieved 29 May 2024

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