Suriana L.

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

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963) Simaroubaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, pubescent when young. Leaves often fascicled at end of branches, shortly petiolate; lamina lanceolate, base gradually narrowed, margins entire, somewhat fleshy. Inflorescence cymes, 2-4-flowered, axillary; bracts lanceolate, pubescent; sepals ovate-lanceolate, pubescent; petals yellow, imbricate, shortly clawed; deciduous. Fruit drupes, pubescent, sub-globose.

Derivation of name: in honour of Joseph Donat Surian, (d. 1691) a French physician and explorer.

Worldwide: 1 species, pantropical.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Suriana maritima

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
maritima L.N,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Suriana:

External websites:

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

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: Suriana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2334, retrieved 3 March 2024

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