8285.020 Didymosalpinx Keay

Description of the genus

Erect or scrambling glabrous shrubs with supra-axillary spiny modified lateral branchlets. Stipules shortly connate at base. Leaves opposite. Flowers solitary, supra-axillary, large, bisexual, 5-merous. Calyx tube cylindric; lobes small. Corolla trumpet-shaped, longitudinally ribbed; lobes contorted to the left. Ovary 1-locular. Style club-shaped. Fruit ± thin-walled with dark green longitudinal ribs and crowned by the persistent calyx. Seeds lenticular, the coat fibrous with a ± fingerprint-like pattern.

Worldwide: 4 closely-related species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Flora of Mozambique: Didymosalpinx
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Didymosalpinx
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Didymosalpinx
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Didymosalpinx

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Didymosalpinx.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1382, retrieved 6 December 2022

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