Burttia Baker f. & Exell

Mendes, E.J. (1966) Connaraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2)

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree with 1-foliolate long-petioled deciduous leaves. Inflorescence racemose, axillary, few-flowered. Flowers 5-merous with androecium and gynoecium dimorphic; sepals 5, imbricate in bud, very shortly connate at the base; petals 5, free, subequal, larger than sepals. Carpel 1. Ovules (1)2(3), inserted near the apex of the ventral suture. Fruit a densely pubescent follicle, dehiscing by the ventral suture. Seeds narrowly ovoid; aril lobate, spreading laterally from the sides of the hilum; cotyledons flattened; endosperm copious.

Worldwide: 1 species in Tanzania and Zambia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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prunoides Baker f. & Exell

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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: Genus page: Burttia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2252, retrieved 18 July 2024

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