2354.000 Pisonia L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs, trees or vines; stems sometimes armed. Leaves opposite or alternate, petiolate, lamina margins entire. Inflorescence many flowered cymes or panicles, axillary (or terminal); bracts absent or inconspicuous, caduceus; bracteoles 2-4. Male flowers with perianth campanulate or funnelform; female flowers with perianth ovate-tubular or cylindric. Fruit oblong, ribbed with sticky glands. Seeds oblong with deep longitudinal furrow.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in tropical and sub-tropical region with the highest diversity in South East Asia and tropical America.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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aculeata L.M

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pisonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pisonia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pisonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pisonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pisonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Pisonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2283, retrieved 25 February 2020

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