8351.000 Vangueria Comm. ex Juss.


LAGYNIAS E. Mey. ex Robyns



Lantz, H. & Bremer, B. (2005) Phylogeny of the complex Vanguerieae (Rubiaceae) genera Fadogia, Rytigynia, and Vangueria with close relatives and a new circumscription of Vangueria Plant Systematics and Evolution 253 159-183

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves in pairs. Stipules produced into a narrow appendage at the apex. Inflorescences consisting of axillary cymes on opposite sides of the nodes. Calyx with 5 short, triangular, linear or oblong lobes. Corolla usually yellow, green, or greenish-yellow, densely hairy at throat; lobes 5, usually reflexed, sometimes with distinct narrow appendage at apex. Ovary 5-locular; ovule solitary in each loculus, pendulous. Fruit indehiscent, fleshy, ± spherical, glabrous.

Comment: In a new circumscription of this genus after phylogenetic research the species formerly in the separate genera Ancylanthos, Lagynias, Pachystigma and Tapiphyllum have all been included under Vangueria (Lantz, H. & Bremer, B., 2005).

Worldwide: 58 species in Subsaharan Africa and Madagascar.

Mozambique: 20 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Hypolycaena philippus (Purple-brown hairstreak)
Vangueria apiculata

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apiculata K. Schum.Z,MSDescription, Image
burnettii (Tennant) LantzN
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Lantz var. cinerascens N
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Lantz var. laevior (K.Schum.) LantzN
domatiosa J.E. Burrows[End]N
dryadum S. MooreT,MSDescription, Image
esculenta S. MooreZ,MSDescription, Image
infausta Burch. subsp. infausta N,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
infausta Burch. subsp. rotundata (Robyns) Verdc. var. rotundata N,Z,MS
lasiantha (Sond.) Sond.N,Z,GI,M
macrocalyx Sond.M
madagascariensis J.F. Gmel.Z,T,MS,MDescription
monteiroi (Oliv.) Lantz[NrEnd]GI,M
pygmaea Schltr.MSDescription, Image
randii S. Moore subsp. chartacea (Robyns) Verdc.MS,GI,M
randii S. Moore subsp. randii Z,MSDescription, Image
sp. A of Bridson in FZ 5(2): 245, 1998GI
sp. A of Burrows et Al.: 941, 2018[End]N
vestita (Robyns) ined.N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
volkensii K. Schum. var. volkensii MS

Other sources of information about Vangueria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Vangueria
Flora of Caprivi: Vangueria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Vangueria
Flora of Malawi: Vangueria
Flora of Zambia: Vangueria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vangueria

External websites:

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

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: Vangueria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1394, retrieved 11 December 2023

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