Cuviera DC.

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003) Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3)

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, unarmed or sometimes spinose. Leaves opposite, often large, mostly ± oblong or elliptic, petiolate, usually coriaceous and persistent; stipules small, basally ± connate, often acuminate, deciduous. Inflorescence in subsessile or pedunculate many-flowered axillary cymes; bracts and bracteoles linear to lanceolate, often leaf-like and accrescent. Calyx tube obconic or turbinate; lobes 3–6, linear to ovate, often leaf-like and accrescent, mostly longer than the corolla, persistent. Corolla funnel-shaped, campanulate or barrel-shaped, hairy or bristly inside; lobes 5–6, spreading or reflexed, elongate, mostly caudate-acuminate, sometimes very markedly so. Fruit drupaceous, often large, ovoid,with 1–5, 1-seeded pyrenes.

Worldwide: About 20 species in West and Central Africa.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
schliebenii Verdc.N,Z
semseii Verdc.N
tomentosa Verdc.N

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cuviera
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cuviera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cuviera

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: Cuviera., retrieved 14 August 2020

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