Flagellaria L.

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

Linder, H.P. (2010) Flagellariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) 94-96

Description of the genus

Lianas, high climbing, robust, glabrous; rhizome sympodial; stems terete, hard, usually equally branched. Leaf sheath tubular. Leaves distichous; lamina grass-like; apex extended into tendril; tendril simple, involutely coiled, hard. Inflorescence a panicle, terminal; flowers actinomorphic, 3-merous, small, whitish. Fruit drupaceous. Seeds 1 or 2, flattened; endocarp copious.

Derivation of name: whip-like, referring to the long flexible stems .

Worldwide: I species in Africa, Madagascar, Asia and the Pacific.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Flagellaria guineensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
guineensis Schumach.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Flagellaria:

External websites:

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

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: Flagellaria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2382, retrieved 7 April 2020

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