Uvaria

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Uvaria
Uvaria chamae MS4186.JPG
Uvaria chamae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Magnoliids
Order: Magnoliales
Family: Annonaceae
Genus: Uvaria
L.[1]
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Armenteria Thouars ex Baill.
Marenteria Thouars
Narum Adans.
Pyragma Noronha
Uva Kuntze
Uvariella Ridl.
Waria Aubl., orth. var.
Naruma Raf.[1]

Uvaria is a genus of flowering plants in the soursop family, Annonaceae. The generic name uvaria is derived from the Latin uva meaning grape, likely because the edible fruit of some species in the genus resemble grapes.

Species are distributed throughout the Old World tropics.[2] This large genus had about 150 species,[2] but recent molecular analyses have revealed that several smaller genera belong within Uvaria, increasing its size.[3]

These are climbing shrubs or small trees. The flowers are borne singly, in pairs, or in small clusters. There are six petals in two whorls and many stamens.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]


Uvaria ovata, native to West Africa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (1996-09-17). "Genus: Uvaria L.". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2008-04-19. 
  2. ^ a b c Uvaria. Flora of China.
  3. ^ LinLin, Z., Su, Y. C. F., & Saunders, R. M. K. (2009). Molecular phylogenetic support for a broader delimitation of Uvaria (Annonaceae), inclusive of Anomianthus, Cyathostemma, Ellipeia, Ellipeiopsis and Rauwenhoffia. Systematics and Biodiversity, 7(3), 249-258.
  4. ^ a b Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). "GRIN Species Records of Uvaria". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 2010-11-20.