7723.000 Catophractes D. Don

Description of the genus

Erect spiny shrub or small tree. Leaves simple, opposite or fascicled, greyish-woolly. Calyx tubular, splitting laterally, with 5(-6) lobes. Corolla campanulate, slightly 2-lipped, 5(-7)-lipped, white or pinkish, with a long (4 - 8 cm) tube. Capsule woody, with warty valves. Seeds winged, papery.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Catophractes alexandri

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alexandri D.DonW,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Catophractes:

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Flora of Botswana: Catophractes

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Catophractes.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1304, retrieved 21 April 2019

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