Volkameria L.

Yuan, Y.W., Mabberly, D.J., Steane, D.A. & Olmstead, R.G. (2010) Further disintegration and redefinition of Clerodendrum (Lamiaceae): Implications for the understanding of the evolution of an intriguing breeding strategy Taxon 59(1) 125-133

Description of the genus

Shrubs, sometimes subherbaceous,or rarely small trees or lianes. Branches more or less 4-angled. Leaves opposite or ternate; margins entire. Inflorescences in axillary or supra-axillary cymes. Flowers normally fragrant; calyx campanulate; Corolla hypocrateriform, white, sometimes pink or purplish; lobes unequal. Stamens 4 or 5; ovary cylindrical; stigma shortly bifid; Fruits generally globose to obovoid.

Comment: A group of species formerly placed in Clerodendrum, mainly from tropical coastal habitats, were recently moved to the resurrected genus Volkameria.

Worldwide: 10 species more or less Pantropical.

Botswana: 2 taxa.

Volkameria eriophylla

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
eriophylla (G├╝rke) Mabb. & Y.W. YuanDescription, Image
glabra (E. Mey.) Mabb. & Y.W. Yuan.Image

Other sources of information about Volkameria:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Volkameria
Flora of Mozambique: Volkameria
Flora of Zambia: Volkameria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Volkameria

External websites:

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

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: Volkameria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2626, retrieved 9 June 2023

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