Noronhia Stadman ex Thouars

First published in Gen. Nov. Madagasc.: 8 (1806)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, W. Indian Ocean.

Descriptions

Oleaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Flowers hermaphrodite, in dense cymose fascicles, nearly sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 2 at the base of the calyx, opposite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4, free, in unequal pairs, on the out-side densely tomentose, glabrous on the inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with a very short tube, linear-lanceolate segments, glabrous, rather fleshy-coriaceous, slightly involute at the margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 (rarely 3) with very short filaments; anthers extrorse, basifixed, not exserted from the corolla tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style very short, with a subsessile subcapitate shortly 2-lobed stigma
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary bilocular, locules biovulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit of drupe-like structure but probably more or less dry when fully ripe.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0