5069.000 Guazuma Mill.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, stellate hairy. Leaves alternate, lamina simple, dentate, serrate, often oblique. Inflorescence cymes, axillary, pedunclulate. Flowers white, pink or yellow, actinomorphic, bracteates; calyx 2-5 lobed or partite, lobes reflexed; petals 5, hooded, apex with a long deeply bifid liguliform appendage, valvate. Fruit capsules, sub-globose, ligneous, woody. Seeds small, endospermic.

Worldwide: Species 4 in tropical America.

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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ulmifolia Lam.

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Guazuma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2052, retrieved 22 May 2022

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