4688.000 Rhaphiostylis Planch. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or lianes. Leaves alternate, entire. Flowers in supra-axillary fascicles. Flowers bisexual. Calyx present, 5-fid. Petals 5, valvate, free. Stamens 5; filaments flattened below. Ovary with an excentric style. Fruit with a persistent style, without a lateral appendage.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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beninensis (Hook. f. ex Planch.) Planch. ex Benth.EDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Rhaphiostylis
Flora of Zambia: Rhaphiostylis

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

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: Rhaphiostylis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=897, retrieved 26 May 2016

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