8075.000 Megaskepasma Lindau

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrub; stems 4-angled. Leaves large, simple, opposite; margins entire to crenulate; base acute; apex rounded. Inflorescence terminal, comprising loosely clustered spikes; peduncles brown; solitary bracts large and colourful. Calyx of 5 equal segments; corolla cylindric, white, abruptly 2-lipped. Stamens 2. Fruit an oblong, glabrous capsule. Seeds 4, flattened.

Worldwide: 1 species in Venezuela

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

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erythrochlamys LindauDescription, Image

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Megaskepasma
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Megaskepasma
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Megaskepasma
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Tropicos: Megaskepasma
Wikipedia: Megaskepasma

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: Megaskepasma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1606, retrieved 26 February 2024

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