5328.000 Dovyalis E. Mey. ex Arn.

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs, unarmed or spiny. Stipules 0. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers fasciculate or in short racemes; calyx (3-)4-7-lobed almost to base, pubescent to tomentose; petals 0; stamens numerous, alternating with minute disk glands. Female flowers solitary or in fascicles of 2-4; calyx 4-8-lobed almost to base, sometimes accrescent in fruit; petals 0; styles 2-8, divergent. Fruit a fleshy berry. Seeds few or up to 12, glabrous or hairy.

Worldwide: 15 species in warm regions of Africa and Sri Lanka

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (A. Rich.) Warb.N
caffra (Hook. f. & Harv.) Hook. f.SDescription, Image
macrocalyx (Oliv.) Warb.SDescription, Image
macrocarpa BampsN
sp. 1. (White et al., 2001)[NrEnd]N
spinosissima GilgS

Other sources of information about Dovyalis:

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

External websites:

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

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: Dovyalis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=982, retrieved 23 April 2024

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