4202.000 Caucanthus Forssk.

Description of the genus

Lianes or upright or scandent shrubs. Leaves spirally arranged or opposite, with 2 (or 0) glands on the margin near the base. Inflorescences of racemes or corymbose panicles, axillary or terminal. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals without glands. Petals pale yellow (in ours), unguiculate and ± hastate at base. Anthers oblong. Ovary densely hairy. Fruit a samara with an entire lateral wing; dorsal wing 0.

Worldwide: 3 species occurring in NE and E Africa and extending as far south as Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
auriculatus (Radlk.) Nied.N,C

Other sources of information about Caucanthus:

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Flora of Malawi: Caucanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Caucanthus

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

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: Caucanthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=820, retrieved 24 June 2016

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