6438.000 Menodora Humb. & Bonpl.

Kupicha, F.K. (1983) Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the genus

Low shrubs or suffrutices, glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate or opposite, entire or lobed, sessile or petiolate. Inflorescence 1 to many–flowered, cymose; pedicels erect or recurved in fruit. Calyx 5–15–lobed, segments entire or divided. Corolla yellow or white, usually subrotate to shortly infundibuliform. Fruit a bilocular capsule forming 2 cocci with membranous pericarp; dehiscence usually circumscissile. Seeds angular, reticulate; endosperm absent.

Worldwide: 17 species in temperate U.S.A. and Mexico, temperate South America and South Africa.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana Hook.
heterophylla Moric. ex DC. var. australis Steyerm.SE

Other sources of information about Menodora:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Menodora.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2429, retrieved 25 May 2018

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