5296.000 Kiggelaria L.

Description of the genus

Dioecious unarmed tree with stellate hairs. Leaves simple, petiolate. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers in axillary inflorescences; female flowers usually solitary in axils. Sepals 5, ± free to base. Petals 5, free with a fleshy scale on the inside. Male flowers: stamens 8-10. Female flowers: ovary 1-locular; ovules numerous; styles 2-5. Fruit a 2-5-valved spherical capsule.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Kiggelaria:

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Flora of Mozambique: Kiggelaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kiggelaria

External websites:

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

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: Kiggelaria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=974, retrieved 28 May 2023

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