7560.010 Crepidorhopalon Eb. Fisch.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small annual herbs, lacking a basal rosette; roots whitish. Stems 4-angled, sometimes winged. Leaves opposite and decussate, usually sessile, the venation usually palmate. Flowers solitary and axillary below, borne in lax, few-flowered terminal racemes above. Bracts in unequal pairs. Calyx 5-lobed, ribbed or winged. Corolla 2-lipped; tube cylindric; upper lip 2-lobed, hooded; lower lip larger, 3-lobed, with hairs having a multicellular base and club-shaped end cell. Stamens 4, fertile. Nectary absent. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit an oblong, glabrous, septicidal capsule. Seeds small, numerous, epidermis thin-walled.

Worldwide: c. 24 species in tropical and southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Crepidorhopalon spicatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
debilis (Skan) Eb. Fisch.N,W
insularis (Skan) Eb. Fisch.N
spicatus (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
whytei (Skan) Eb. Fisch.E

Other sources of information about Crepidorhopalon:

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Flora of Botswana: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Malawi: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Mozambique: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Zambia: Crepidorhopalon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Crepidorhopalon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1280, retrieved 11 December 2016

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