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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Other sources of information about Caucanthus:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: CaucanthusFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): CaucanthusFlora Zambesiaca
web site: CaucanthusGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for CaucanthusIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): CaucanthusKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Caucanthus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=820, retrieved 4 December 2016