Chewstick Gouania lupuloides, copyright Dick Culbert.

Belongs within: Rhamnaceae.

Gouania is a genus of shrubs and lianas found in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and the Americas.

Characters (from Flora of Zimbabwe): Climbing shrubs or lianes; branches with coiled tendrils. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence a thyrse. Flowers usually bisexual, 5-merous. Petals 5, hooded. Stamens 5. Disk 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit a 3-winged schizocarp, separating into 3 cocci.

|--G. andamanicaSK93
|--G. colombianaSK93
|--G. domingensisC55
|--G. laxifloraSK93
|--G. leptostachyaDD73
|--G. leratiiSK93
|--G. longipetalaSK93
|--G. longispicataSK93
|--G. lupuloidesSK93
|--G. mauritianaSK93
|--G. microcarpaSK93
|--G. polygamaSK93
|--G. pyrifoliaSK93
|--G. sericeaSK93
|--G. ulmifoliaSK93
`--G. urticaefoliaSK93

*Type species of generic name indicated


[C55] Candolle, A. de. 1855. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 2. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[DD73] Deb, D. B., & R. M. Dutta. 1973. Contribution to the flora of Tirap Frontier Division. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 69 (3): 547–573.

[SK93] Schirarend, C., & E. Köhler. 1993. Rhamnaceae Juss. World Pollen and Spore Flora 17/18: 1–53.

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