4874.000 Scutia (DC.) Brongn.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, somewhat scandent, bearing prickles in leaf axils. Leaves opposite or subopposite, pinnately nerved. Inflorescence an axillary fascicle or umbel.Flowers bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5, unguiculate, emarginate. Ovary superior. Fruit a fleshy drupe.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical S America and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Scutia myrtina

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myrtina (Burm. f.) KurzEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Scutia:

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Flora of Malawi: Scutia
Flora of Mozambique: Scutia
Flora of Zambia: Scutia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Scutia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=920, retrieved 19 September 2017

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