Description of the genus
Trees or shrubs with spines. Stipules large, united along one margin. Leaves alternate; apex with a conspicuous hair-like bristle up to 7 mm. Flowers unisexual; perianth segments 5, deeply concave, with inflexed sides. Male flowers in small, axillary cymes or clusters. Female flowers axillary, solitary. Stamens 5. Ovary sessile.
Worldwide: 1-4 species in tropical and S Africa and Madagascar
Other sources of information about Chaetachme:Flora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): ChaetachmeFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ChaetachmeGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ChaetachmeIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ChaetachmeKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Chaetachme.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=465, retrieved 20 June 2013