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.

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Plukenetia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Plukenetia
Flora of Mozambique: Plukenetia
Flora of Zambia: Plukenetia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plukenetia

External websites:

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

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 Caprivi: Genus page: Plukenetia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2267, retrieved 2 February 2023

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