4329.000 Uapaca Baill.

Description of the genus

Deciduous shrubs or trees. Twigs strongly marked with leaf scars. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate, crowded towards the ends of the branches, simple, entire. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or fasciculate, pedunculate, with an involucre composed of a whorl of 5-12 imbricate bracts surrounding the flowers. Male inflorescences many-flowered; the flowers sessile in spherical capitula, calyx lobes imbricate; petals 0, disk 0; stamens (4-)5(-6), free. Female inflorescences 1-flowered; flowers sessile; calyx minute, disk-like; petals 0; disk 0; ovary (2-)3(-5)-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Fruit drupaceous, indehiscent. Seeds flattened.

Derivation of name: after the Madagascar vernacular name for the type species Uapaca thouarsii.

Worldwide: 61 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Malawi: 8 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Latoia urda (Large green latoia)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
kirkiana Müll. Arg. var. kirkiana N,C,SDescription, Image
lissopyrena Radcl.-Sm.N,CDescription, Image
nitida Müll. Arg. var. nitida N,C,SDescription, Image
nitida Müll. Arg. var. longifolia (P.A. Duvign.) Radcl.-Sm.N
pilosa Hutch. var. petiolata P.A.Duvign. N
pilosa Hutch. var. pilosa N?Image
robynsii De Wild. NDescription, Image
sansibarica PaxN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Uapaca:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Uapaca
Flora of Mozambique: Uapaca
Flora of Zambia: Uapaca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Uapaca

External websites:

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

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: Uapaca.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=838, retrieved 22 July 2024

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