7778.000 Ceratotheca Endl.

Description of the genus

Foetid, annual or perennial, erect herbs. Leaves opposite or subopposite, petiolate; lamina variable in shape, the largest often sagittate or 3-lobed. Flowers solitary in the leaf-axils, pendent, white, pink or lilac. Corolla tube funnel-shaped, ± 2-lipped. Stamens 4. Fruit a dehiscent non-woody capsule with 2 sideways-directed horns at each of the angles of the apex. Seeds never winged.

Derivation of name: keratos - horned, theke - a case (Gr); referring to the horned fruit.

Worldwide: 5 spp, tropics and S Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Ceratotheca triloba

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
sesamoides Endl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ceratotheca:

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Flora of Botswana: Ceratotheca
Flora of Caprivi: Ceratotheca
Flora of Malawi: Ceratotheca
Flora of Mozambique: Ceratotheca
Flora of Zambia: Ceratotheca

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceratotheca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceratotheca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ceratotheca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceratotheca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceratotheca

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: Ceratotheca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1316, retrieved 4 December 2016

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