6466.000 Anthocleista Afzel. ex R. Br.

Description of the genus

Trees (ours), shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite, extremely large (in ours). Inflorescence terminal, dichasial or ± so, large, much-branched. Sepals 4, ± circular. Corolla white, creamy or rarely pale yellow, actinomorphic, thick, fleshy; lobes 8-16, contorted in bud. Ovary superior. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: Anthos - a flower; cleistos - closed.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Anthocleista grandiflora

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grandiflora GilgDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Anthocleista:

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Flora of Caprivi: Anthocleista
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anthocleista
Flora of Malawi: Anthocleista
Flora of Mozambique: Anthocleista
Flora of Zambia: Anthocleista
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthocleista

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anthocleista
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anthocleista
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anthocleista
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Anthocleista
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Anthocleista
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anthocleista
JSTOR Plant Science: Anthocleista
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthocleista
Plants of the World Online: Anthocleista
Tropicos: Anthocleista
Wikipedia: Anthocleista

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Anthocleista.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1089, retrieved 24 May 2024

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