4874.000 Scutia (DC.) Brongn.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, somewhat scandent, bearing prickles in leaf axils. Leaves opposite or subopposite, pinnately nerved. Inflorescence an axillary fascicle or umbel.Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5, unguiculate, emarginate. Ovary superior. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical S America and southern Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Scutia myrtina

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
myrtina (Burm. f.) KurzC,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scutia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Scutia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=920, retrieved 18 April 2024

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