4171.000 Turraea L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, sometimes scrambling. Leaves simple, alternate, entire or rarely shallowly lobed. Flowers bisexual, 4-5-merous, fasciculate or in false racemes. Petals (4-)5. Staminal tube cylindric, sometimes expanded apically, terminated by simple or 2-lobed, free or partially or completely fused, appendages. Anthers (8-)10, inserted on the rim of the staminal tube or inside the tube near the apex. Ovary 10-locular (in ours). Seeds with an orange or red aril; testa black or red, shining.

Derivation of name: after Giorgio della Turra, 1607-1688, Italian doctor and professor of botany.

Worldwide: 60 species in Africa, Madagascar and tropical Asia to Australia.

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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zambesica Sprague & Hutch. ex Hutch.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Turraea:

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Flora of Botswana: Turraea
Flora of Malawi: Turraea
Flora of Mozambique: Turraea
Flora of Zambia: Turraea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Turraea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Turraea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Turraea.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=816, retrieved 25 January 2021

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