3241.000 Choristylis Harv.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrub or small tree. Stipules minute, linear. Leaves alternate, glandular-serrate. Flowers bisexual or polygamous in branched axillary panicles. Calyx with 5 lobes. Petals 5. Stamens 5, inserted at the margin of the disk, alternating with the petals. Ovary partly inferior, 2-locular. Styles 2. Stigmas capitate.

Comment: According to the most recent taxonomic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG-III), this genus has been moved from Escalloniaceae to the small family Iteacea.

Worldwide: 1 species in eastern tropical and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Choristylis rhamnoides

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rhamnoides Harv.C,EDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Choristylis
Flora of Mozambique: Choristylis
Flora of Zambia: Choristylis

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

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: Choristylis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=647, retrieved 23 October 2016

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