5369.010 Paropsia Noronha ex Thouars

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, usually with a rusty indumentum. Stipules minute, caducous. Leaves alternate, petiolate, coriaceous. Inflorescences in terminal panicles. Flowers bisexual, 5-merous. Corona well-developed, composed of numerous laciniae in 1 row. Stamens 5; filaments connate below. Ovary 1-locular with 3-5, multiovulate, parietal placentas. Styles (2-)3(-5). Capsule 3(-5)-valved; valves tomentose, membranous. Seeds ovoid, flattened, enveloped by a fleshy cup-shaped aril.

Worldwide: c.10 species in Africa and Madagascar and 1 in Sumatra and Malaysia.

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Paropsia:

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Flora of Botswana: Paropsia
Flora of Mozambique: Paropsia
Flora of Zambia: Paropsia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Paropsia

External websites:

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

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: Paropsia.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=988, retrieved 23 March 2023

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