Hirtella L.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Inflorescence (in ours) a terminal or axillary thyrse. Flowers slightly zygomorphic. Receptacle-tube slightly gibbous. Sepals 5, subequal. Petals 5, shorter than sepals. Stamens 3-9; filaments long-exserted. Staminodes free. Ovary inserted at mouth of the receptacle-tube; carpels 1-locular. Style long-exserted. Fruit a drupe; endocarp with 4-7 shallow longitudinal channels.

Worldwide: 103 species; mostly tropical America with 1 in E Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Hirtella zanzibarica

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zanzibarica Oliv.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hirtella:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Hirtella

External websites:

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

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: Hirtella.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2259, retrieved 25 June 2024

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