8351.000 Vangueria Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves in pairs. Stipules produced into a narrow appendage at the apex. Inflorescences consisting of axillary cymes on opposite sides of the nodes. Calyx with 5 short, triangular, linear or oblong lobes. Corolla usually yellow, green, or greenish-yellow, densely hairy at throat; lobes 5, usually reflexed, sometimes with distinct narrow appendage at apex. Ovary 5-locular; ovule solitary in each loculus, pendulous. Fruit indehiscent, fleshy, ± spherical, glabrous.

Worldwide: c. 15 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 7 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Hypolycaena philippus (Purple-brown hairstreak)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cyanescens Robyns NDescription, Image
esculenta S. MooreDescription, Image
infausta Burch. subsp. infausta SEDescription, Image
madagascariensis J.F. Gmel.Description
parvifolia Sond.SE
proschii Briq.NDescription, Image
randii S. Moore subsp. randii NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Vangueria:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Vangueria
Flora of Malawi: Vangueria
Flora of Mozambique: Vangueria
Flora of Zambia: Vangueria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vangueria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Vangueria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1394, retrieved 25 August 2019

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