3559.010 Guilandina L.

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007) Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, covered in prickles (in ours). Leaves 2-pinnate, without glands; leaflets opposite; stipules conspicuous. Inflorescence of terminal and supra-axillary racemes or panicles. Flowers unisexual. Sepals 5, ± equal, the lowest somewhat boat-shaped. Petals 5, ± equal, the upper one differing somewhat. Stamens 10, not exceeding the petals. Ovary often spiny, with a terminal stigma. Pod flattened, thick, covered in stiff spines. Seeds 2-4, spherical, hard, with transverse fracture lines.

Worldwide: c. 8 species, pantropical; 2 species (including G. bonduc) widespread on coasts.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Guilandina bonduc

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bonduc L.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Guilandina:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Guilandina.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2360, retrieved 2 October 2023

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