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:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Menodora.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2429, retrieved 9 June 2023

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