3428.000 Cnestis Juss.

Description of the genus

Woody liane, climbing shrubs or small trees. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets opposite or subopposite. Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes, often from old leaf bases. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals free. Petals 5. Stamens 10. Carpels 5, densely hairy. Fruit a densely velutinous follicle; apex with a curved or twisted beak. Seeds with a basal aril.

Worldwide: 13 species, mainly in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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polyphylla Lam.[VU]W,E

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Flora of Mozambique: Cnestis

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

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: Cnestis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=665, retrieved 22 October 2016

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