7148.030 Chascanum E. Mey.


Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite-decussate, simple, lobed or pinnatipartite. Flowers in long terminal spikes or shorter spike-like racemes. Calyx tubular, conspicuous. Corolla white or yellowish, funnel- or salver-shaped.Stamens 4. Fruit a schizocarp, enclosed within the persistent calyx; mericarps 2, ribbed on the outer surface, 1-seeded, separating from or remaining united to each other.

Worldwide: c.25 species, mainly Africa, but also occurring in Madagascar, Arabia, Pakistan and India

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Chascanum pinnatifidum var. pinnatifidum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenostachyum (Schauer) MoldenkeW
hederaceum (Sond.) Moldenke var. hederaceum W,SDescription, Image
hederaceum (Sond.) Moldenke var. natalense (H. Pearson) MoldenkeW
pinnatifidum (L.f.) E. Mey. var. pinnatifidum W,E,SDescription, Image
pinnatifidum (L.f.) E. Mey. var. racemosum (Moldenke) R.R. Fern.W,S

Other sources of information about Chascanum:

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Flora of Botswana: Chascanum
Flora of Mozambique: Chascanum
Flora of Zambia: Chascanum

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

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: Chascanum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1205, retrieved 27 November 2022

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