Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Salpichroa Miers, London J. Bot. 4: 321 (1845)
 Description

Climbing or scrambling, unarmed, perennial herbs or subshrubs.  Lvs usually opposite, occasionally alternate or in whorls of 3, simple, petiolate, often with a branch opposed.  Fls solitary or in corymbs, axillary.  Calyx deeply 5-toothed, scarcely accrescent.  Corolla urceolate to tubular, white, pale green, or yellow, constricted below the 5, short, reflexed lobes.  Stamens 5, equal, ± exserted;  usually inserted  c. middle of corolla tube.  Nectary disc prominent around ovary.  Stigma ± capitate.  Fr. a berry, ovoid-oblong.  Seeds numerous, compressed, of moderate size.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Salpichroa Miers
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Total1
 Bibliography
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Miers, J. 1845: Contributions to the Flora of South America. London Journal of Botany 4: 319–371.