Uvaria L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 536. 1753. (1 May 1753)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Uvaria L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000039910. Accessed on: 27 Feb 2020'

General Information

Shrubs, climbing, sometimes erect or small trees, indument with stellate hairs. Inflorescences terminal, axillary, extra-axillary, leaf-opposed, or rarely on older branches; flowers mostly solitary or paired, rarely in short racemes or few-flowered cymes. Torus depressed, pubescent or tomentose. Sepals 3, valvate, usually connate at base. Petals 6, in 2 whorls, sometimes connate at very base, each whorl imbricate. Stamens many; anther locules often oblong or linear; connectives apically truncate to rounded. Carpels many, rarely few, linear-oblong; ovules many per carpel or rarely 2 or 3, in 1 or 2 series; styles outside often pilose; stigmas usually apically 2-cleft, involute. Fruit apocarpous; monocarps mostly ± stipitate, oblong, ovoid, or subglobose, fleshy and berrylike. Seeds several per monocarp or 1 by abortion, subhorizontal, with or without a short aril.

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    Morphology

    Seeds horizontal or oblique, with or without a small aril.

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    Petals 6, imbricate, in 2 whorls of 3, equal or those of the outer whorl slightly larger, free or scarcely joined at the base

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    Sepals 3, valvate, often ± joined at the base, or calyx cupular in bud and remaining ± unlobed in anthesis or splitting into 3 often irregular lobes

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    Flowers usually hermaphrodite, solitary or in few-flowered cymes, these terminal, axillary, extra-axillary or leaf-opposed, more rarely borne on the old wood, sessile or stalked; bracteoles 2, respectively basal and median or at the base of the calyx, often deciduous

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    Climbing, straggling or erect shrubs or small (less often quite large) trees, quite often covered with stellate and sometimes also simple hairs

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    Monocarps indehiscent, globose to cylindrical, stipitate or subsessile, 1–many-seeded, sometimes grooved between the seeds, dry or sometimes fleshy when ripe, often sweet and edible

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    Carpels mostly numerous, free, linear or cylindric, with numerous biseriate ovules (rarely with only 1–3); style absent or scarcely developed; stigma horseshoe-shaped or funnel-shaped with a slit down the inner side

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    Stamens numerous, the outer sometimes sterile and leaf-like, linear or obconic; anther-cells lateral or extrorse; connective truncate or prolonged into a tapering appendage; filaments very short or absent

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    Seeds horizontal or oblique; aril small, carunculoid.

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    Carpels ?, free, linear or cylindric, with numerous ovules in 2 rows, rarely with 1–3 ovules; style very short or absent; stigma horse-shoe-shaped or funnel-shaped with a slit down the inner side.

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    Ripe carpels indehiscent, dry or succulent, often sweet and edible, globular to cylindric, usually on median or lateral stipes, many- to few-seeded.

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    Petals 6, in two whorls, both imbricate, equal or the outer whorl slightly longer, expanding and spreading at anthesis, free or rarely connate at the base.

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    Stamens ?, the outer sometimes sterile and foliar, linear or obconic, with thecae lateral or extrorse and connective prolongations thin, tapering, rounded or truncate, rarely capitate; filaments very short or absent.

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    Bracteoles 2, respectively basal and median or at the base of the calyx, often caducous.

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    Sepals 3, valvate, often ± connate.

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    Buds conic or ± globose.

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    Flowers usually bisexual, solitary or in few-flowered cymes, terminal or extra-axillary (often leaf-opposed), rarely on old branches, sessile or pedicellate.

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    Shrubs or small trees, usually climbing or scrambling, with stellate and sometimes also simple hairs.

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    Included Species

     Information From

    Annonaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).