7560.000 Craterostigma Hochst.

Hepper, F.N. (1990) Craterostigma Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) 53-56

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small perennial herbs; roots often red, orange or yellow. Leaves arranged in a basal rosette, usually entire, glabrous above and pubescent beneath; the venation usually palmate. Flowers borne in short pedunculate racemes or (rarely) flowers solitary. Bracts usually opposite. Calyx 5-toothed, accrescent; lobes ± equal. Corolla 2-lipped, 4-5-lobed; tube funnel-shaped; upper lip entire or shortly 2-lobed, hooded; lower lip 3-lobed, longer than the upper. Stamens 4, fertile, didynamous; upper pair included within hood. Nectary absent. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds with thin-walled epidermis.

Worldwide: c. 9 species in tropical and southern Africa; also in the Arabian Peninsula, Socotra, India and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Craterostigma plantagineum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirsutum S. MooreWDescription
lanceolatum (Engl.) SkanC,EDescription, Image
newtonii (Engl.) Eb. Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.N,C,S
nummulariifolium (D. Don) Eb. Fisch., Schäferh. & Kai Müll.W,EDescription, Image
plantagineum Hochst.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pumilum Hochst.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
sp. no. 1 cf. lanceolatum EDescription, Image
syncerus (Seine, Eb. Fisch. & Barthlott) Eb. Fisch., Schäfe[End]N

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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: Craterostigma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1279, retrieved 14 April 2024

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