4421.010 Plukenetia L.


Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Herbs, undershrubs or, rarely shrubs, usually twining. Leaves alternate, petiolate, entire or toothed, 3-5 nerved from the base. Inflorescence leaf opposed or sometimes axillary racemes. Petals absent. Calyx with 4-5 lobes. Fruit a capsule, strongly 4-lobed, breaking into bi-valved, dorsally winged cocci. Seeds globose or compressed; cotyledons broad and flat.

Worldwide: About 15 species, mostly neotropical, 3 in Africa.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

No image yet

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana Sond.N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Plukenetia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Plukenetia
Flora of Mozambique: Plukenetia
Flora of Zambia: Plukenetia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plukenetia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Plukenetia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2267, retrieved 20 July 2024

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 10:40pm
Terms of use