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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Colorado to Mexico, Bolivia to S. South America, S. Africa.

[FZ]

Oleaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Low shrubs or suffrutices, glabrous or hairy, rarely spinose (not in Africa).
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or opposite, entire or lobed, sessile or petiolate; acarodomatia absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1 to many–flowered, cymose; bracts and bracteoles absent; pedicels erect or recurved in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–15–lobed, segments entire or divided.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow or white, usually subrotate to shortly infundibuliform, rarely (not in Africa) hypocrateriform, S (6)–lobed, often pubescent within the tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2, inserted on the corolla tube, usually with relatively long filaments; anthers introrse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilobed and bilocular, with axile placentation and 2 or 4 ovules per loculus; style long and slender, stigma capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a bilocular capsule forming 2 cocci with membranous pericarp; dehiscence usually circumscissile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds angular, reticulate; endosperm absent.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Bolivia, Botswana, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Colorado, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Nevada, New Mexico, Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Texas, Uruguay, Utah

Menodora Bonpl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in F.W.H.A.von Humboldt & A.J.A.Bonpland, Pl. Aequinoct. 2: 98 (1812)

Accepted by

  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Steyermark in Ann. Mo. Bot. Gard. 19: 87 (1932).
  • Pl. Aequin. 2: 98, t. 110 (1809).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0