4902.000 Gouania Jacq.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs or lianes; branches with coiled tendrils. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a thyrse. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous. Petals 5, hooded. Stamens 5. Disk 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit a 3-winged schizocarp, separating into 3 cocci.

Derivation of name: for Antoine Gouan, 1733–1821, French botanist at Montpellier.

Worldwide: 50-70 species in tropical and warm areas.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

Gouania longispicata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
longispicata Engl.Z,MSDescription, Image
scandens (Gaertn.) R.B. Drumm.N,T,MSDescription, Image
tiliifolia Lam.MS

Other sources of information about Gouania:

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Flora of Malawi: Gouania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gouania
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gouania

External websites:

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

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: Gouania.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=924, retrieved 29 March 2023

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