7056.000 Trichodesma R. Br.

Brummitt, R.K. (1990) Trichodesma Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Lower leaves ± opposite; upper subopposite or usually alternate. Inflorescence cymose, bracteate or not. Calyx, corolla and stamens 5(-6)-merous. Sepals lanceolate to ovate, strongly accrescent in fruit. Corolla campanulate to funnel-shaped, with ovate-acuminate to triangular lobes. Stamens and anthers converging to form a cone, with long shaggy hairs on the outer surfaces of the anther connectives. Ovary 4-lobed with a gynobasic style. Fruit either of 4 nutlets or a single sessile nutlet.

Worldwide: 45 species in the tropical and warm Old World

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Trichodesma ambacense subsp. hockii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ambacense Welw. subsp. hockii (De Wild.) BrummittN,W,C,EDescription, Image
physaloides (Fenzl) A. DC.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
zeylanicum (Burm. f.) R. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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

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: Genus page: Trichodesma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1196, retrieved 29 November 2022

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