Colubrina Rich. ex Brongn.

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

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs (sometimes scandent), deciduous or evergreen, unarmed. Stipules minute, early deciduous. Leaves alternate; lamina margins entire, serrate or crenate, papery to sub-leathery, venation pinnate or 3-veined from base. Inflorescence cymes or small thyrses, mainly few-flowered, axillary, sessile or shortly pedunculate. Flowers 5-merous; calyx tube hemispherical; sepals 5, triangular, adaxially conspicuously keeled; abaxially densely pubescent, deciduous; petals 5, erect to spreading, clawed. Fruit capsules, sub-globose, mesocarp thin, explosively splitting, or slowly into 3 ventrally dehiscent 1-seeded endocarpids. Seeds shiny, broadly obovoid.

Worldwide: 31 species, especially tropical and warm regions, mainly American.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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

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: Colubrina.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2326, retrieved 22 July 2024

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