38.010 Widdringtonia Endl.

Description of the genus

Monoecious, evergreen trees and shrubs. Mature leaves scale-like, appressed, decussate or alternate; juvenile subulate and ± spirally arranged. Male cones small, solitary, terminal; scales in c. 6 pairs with 4 pollen-sacs at the base. Female cones ovoid to oblong, with 4(-6) dry and woody scales. Seeds winged.

Derivation of name: Named after Captain Widdrington, a botanical explorer

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nodiflora (L.) PowrieSDescription, Image
whytei Rendle[End]S

Other sources of information about Widdringtonia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Widdringtonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Widdringtonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Widdringtonia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Widdringtonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Widdringtonia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Widdringtonia
Wikipedia: Widdringtonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Widdringtonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Widdringtonia

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: Widdringtonia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=94, retrieved 1 April 2023

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