Artabotrys

Artabotrys spp.

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Artabotrys hexapetalus02 by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Artabotrys hexapetalus02 by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Genus containing around 102 small tree or shrub species with a climbing growth habit. Foliage is simple and linear in shape, produced in an alternative arrangement and flowers are 6-petalled, yellow, scented and arranged in clusters, later developing into fleshy fruits. These flowers are either borne solitarily or in small, condensed cyme arrangements. Cymes consist of a central stem that produces a flower at its growing tip first, followed by flowers from the ends of subsequently produced lateral shoots.

Special features

Origin

Distributed across the tropics and subtropics of the Old World. In Southern Africa, 2 species found in Botswana, Northern Province and KwaZulu-Natal.

Personality

Family

Annonaceae

Scent

Mild