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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Guazuma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2052, retrieved 5 March 2024

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