1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Menodora Bonpl.

      1. 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

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

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    Distribution

    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).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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