4626.000 Maytenus Molina

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees or shrubs. Stipules free, small, caducous or 0. Leaves alternate. Flowers in cymes, bisexual. Sepals 5(-6). Petals 5(-6), white, cream to greenish-yellow. Disk intrastaminal, single, convex to shallowly concave, entire or shallowly (4-)5-10(-12)-lobed or angled. Ovary superior. Stigma 2-3(-4)-branched. Fruit a dehiscent capsule, without outgrowths. Seeds 1-6(-8), glossy, red-brown, ± surrounded by a yellow, or more rarely a white or purple, aril.

Derivation of name: from a Chilean name for the type species Maytenus boaria

Malawi: 3 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Phalanta phalantha (African or Common Leopard)
Maytenus undata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acuminata (L.f.) Loes. var. acuminata N,S
acuminata (L.f.) Loes. var. uva-ursi Brenan[End]S
undata (Thunb.) BlakelockN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Maytenus:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Maytenus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=885, retrieved 3 October 2023

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