8352.050 Pyrostria Juss.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs to trees. Stipules triangular at base, lobed. Leaves drying blackish-brown; domatia present; tertiary venation obscure. Inflorescences umbellate or 1-flowered, entirely enclosed in bud by paired connate bracts. Corolla: throat densely congested with hairs; lobes spreading or reflexed. Ovary 2-10-locular with 1 pendulous ovule per loculus. Pollen-presenter solid with style attached to the base. Fruit red to yellow, obcordate in side view.

Worldwide: c. 45 species in Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius and Rodrigues.

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

Pyrostria bibracteata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bibracteata (Baker) CavacoN,Z,MS,GIDescription, Image
chapmanii Bridson subsp. A [NrEnd]N,Z
hystrix (Bremek.) BridsonGI
phyllanthoidea (Baill.) BridsonN
sp. A Z
sp. B N

Other sources of information about Pyrostria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Pyrostria
Flora of Malawi: Pyrostria
Flora of Zambia: Pyrostria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pyrostria

External websites:

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

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: Pyrostria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1403, retrieved 2 December 2023

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