Hernandia L.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Evergreen trees, rarely shrubs. Leaves simple, rarely 3-5 lobed, petiolate. Inflorescence axillary, usually consisting of long-stalked panicles of 3-flowered cymes; middle flower sessile, lateral flowers stalked. Fruit a drupe, enclosed in fused or free bracts.

Derivation of name: after Francisco Hernandez de Toledo (1514-1587), physician to Philip II of Spain and botanist, explorer and collector in South America.

Worldwide: 24 species, pantropical with 1 species occasionally on the east coast of Africa.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nymphaeifolia (C. Presl.) KubitzkiN

Other sources of information about Hernandia:

External websites:

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

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: Hernandia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2525, retrieved 29 January 2020

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