African Plant Database

Murraya paniculata (L.) Jack
Information on the genus : Murraya
Basionym : Chalcas paniculata L.
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chalcas paniculata L. (1767)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Murraya exotica L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen shrub or tree 1,5-3,5(-7) m tall; leaves as M. koenigii but with 3-8 leaflets and glabrous; flowers large, white, fragrant, in terminal and axillary corymbs; berries round, red, 0,7-2 cm Ø, edible.
Ecology : Many varieties and strains cultivated in gardens and parks, also as a fence. Var. exotica (L.) M. R. Almeida quoted in Akoegninou & al. ., Fl. analyt. Bénin: 913, 2006. Essential oil present in leaves. Easily propagated from cuttings.
  Native of tropical Asia-Australia.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 90407
Record n°90407
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