Edgeworthia

Meisner

Denkschr. Königl.-Baier. Ges. Regensburg 3: 280. 1841

Introduced
Etymology: For Michael Pakenham Edgeworth, 1812–1881 Irish botanist and British civil servant in Bengal
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 385. Mentioned on page 381.
Shrubs, deciduous, to 3.5 m. Stems erect, ternately branched, not jointed, thick, sericeous, glabrescent. Leaves usually clustered distally, petiolate; blade lanceolate to oblong, surfaces glabrescent. Inflorescences axillary, capitate, often drooping, pedunculate; bracts absent. Flowers: hypanthium tubular, often curved; calyx 4-lobed, lobes spreading; petals absent; stamens 8, included, adnate to hypanthium; style included, linear; stigma clavate. Fruits drupaceous, brown, dry to leathery, enclosed at base by persistent hypanthium.

Distribution

Asia (w China, Himalaya), cultivated in warm, temperate regions.

Discussion

Species 4 (1 in the flora).

Lower Taxa