8352.060 Multidentia Gilli

Bridson, D.M. (1998) Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, or sometimes pyrophytic subshrubs, unarmed; stems often lenticellate. Leaves mostly restricted to new growth, paired or rarely ternate, petiolate; blades typically glaucous beneath; domatia present as tufts of hair, or absent; stipules sheathing at the base. Inflorescence in pedunculate cymes, usually at nodes from which the leaves have fallen, except in pyrophytic species Flowers (4)5(6)-merous; bracteoles small; calyx limb lobed above; corolla drying wrinkled; tube cylindric, subequal to the lobes or occasionally much longer, lobes reflexed, rounded or obtuse, thickened towards the apex. Fruit a 2-seeded drupe, large, subglobose, laterally compressed. Pyrenes thickly woody, broadly ellipsoid; seeds with endosperm entire.

Worldwide: 11 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
crassa (Hiern) Bridson var. crassa N,TDescription, Image
crassa (Hiern) Bridson & Verdc. var. ampla (S. Moore) Bridson & Verdc.NDescription, Image
exserta Bridson subsp. exserta N,MSDescription
exserta Bridson subsp. robsonii BridsonT

Other sources of information about Multidentia:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Multidentia
Flora of Malawi: Multidentia
Flora of Zambia: Multidentia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Multidentia

External websites:

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

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: Multidentia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1404, retrieved 29 November 2023

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