5538.010 Meiostemon Exell & Stace

Description of the genus

Scandent shrubs or rarely a small tree. Leaves opposite, bearing scales. Inflorescences of terminal and axillary panicles. Flowers small, 4-merous. Petals 4, inserted near the margin of the disk. Stamens 4, in one row. Ovules 2. Fruit 4-winged.Similar to Combretum; differing in the two italicised characters.

Worldwide: 2 species; one in Zambia and Zimbabwe, the other in Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Meiostemon tetrandrus subsp. australis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
tetrandrus (Exell) Exell & Stace subsp. australis ExellN,WDescription, Image

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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: Genus page: Meiostemon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1008, retrieved 20 June 2024

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