Eriolaena Arènes

Dorr, L.J. & Wurdack, K.J. (2018) A new disjunct species of Eriolaena (Malvaceae, Dombeyoideae) from Continental Africa Phyto Keys 111 1-16

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves simple, stellate hairy, on young growth. Flowers actinomorphic, yellow or white, showy. Fruit a large woody, ribbed capsule, dehiscent.

Comment: This genus was thought to be strictly Asian until this species was collected from Pemba Bay in Mozambique. It not only proved to be new but phylogenetic research into its relations to the Madagascan endemic genus showed both genera are best treated as one with Eriolana as the oldest name.

Worldwide: C. 15 species in Asia, Madagascar and on in Mozambique

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Eriolaena rulkensii

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rulkensii Dorr[End]NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eriolaena:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Eriolaena., retrieved 5 December 2022

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