4280.000 Carpolobia G. Don

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of short axillary racemes. Bracts and bracteoles small, persistent. Flowers 5, zygomorphic. Sepals 5, free, the two inner slightly larger. Petals 5, subequal, joined at the base to the staminal sheath; keel with an appendage. Stamens 5. Ovary (2-)3-locular with 1 pendulous ovule per loculus. Fruit a subspherical berry. Seeds with long silky hairs.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Carpolobia
Flora of Zambia: Carpolobia

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Carpolobia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=827, retrieved 16 April 2014

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