5788.000 Memecylon L.

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

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small to medium sized trees. Leaves entire, glabrous, mid-rib prominent with distinct to obscure intra-marginal and lateral veins. Inflorescence cymes, compound, bracteates, usually thyrsoid to umbel-shaped, often condensed to sessile fascicles of flowers or few-flowered heads at tips of peduncles; Flowers tetramerous; calyx campanulate to cupuliform or urceolate, glabrous (occasionally papillose), smooth or shallowly striate to deeply furrowed with 8 radiating wings inside; petals thin, easily dropped at anthesis. Fruit globose or sometimes ellipsoid, pulpy or juicy seeds.

Worldwide: 200-300 species in Old World tropics.

Mozambique: 10 taxa.

Memecylon flavovirens

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aenigmaticum R.D. Stone[End][CR]N
flavovirens BakerNDescription, Image
incisilobum R.D. Stone & I.G. Mona[End][CR]GI
insulare R. Fern. & A. Fern.[End]GI
nubigenum R.D. Stone & I.G. Mona[NrEnd][VU]N,Z
rovumense R.D.Stone & I.G. Mona[NrEnd][VU]N
sp. B of FZ 4:228 (Swynnerton 1074) GI
sp. C of FZ-4: 228 (Pedro & Pedrógão 5170)N
sp. D of FZ-4: 229 (Mogg 32462).N
torrei R. Fern. & A. Fern.[End]N

Other sources of information about Memecylon:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Memecylon
Flora of Zambia: Memecylon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Memecylon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Memecylon.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1021, retrieved 9 December 2023

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