4800.000 Blighia K. K├Ânig

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees. Leaves paripinnate with 2-5 leaflets. Inflorescence an axillary raceme-like thyrse. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals 5, connate. Petals present, well-developed, not or scarcely exceeding the sepals, 5, pouch-like. Ovary 3-locular; each loculus of ovary with 1 ovule Fruit a 3-lobed, 3-winged dehiscent capsule. Seed with a fleshy arillode enclosing the base.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Blighia unijugata

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unijugata BakerN,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Blighia
Flora of Malawi: Blighia
Flora of Zambia: Blighia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Blighia

External websites:

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

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: Blighia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=910, retrieved 27 February 2024

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