7283.000 Achyrospermum Blume

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves petiolate, crenate. Inflorescences of flowers in dense terminal or lateral spike-like panicles. Bracts ovate, sessile, cuspidate, sparsely pubescent with ciliate margin covering the the axis between the verticils. Calyx 10-nerved; teeth 5, subequal. Corolla: tube funnel-shaped to cylindric; limb 2-lipped; upper lip curved; lower lip reflexed, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, fertile, didynamous, all directed to upper side of tube or upper lip of corolla. Nutlets obovoid, reticulate.

Worldwide: c. 10 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Achyrospermum carvalhi var. carvalhi

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carvalhi G├╝rke var. carvalhi EDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Achyrospermum
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Achyrospermum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Achyrospermum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Achyrospermum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Achyrospermum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Achyrospermum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Achyrospermum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1221, retrieved 25 November 2014

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