7949.000 Acanthopale C.B. Clarke

Description of the genus

Shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves with caudate apex and cuneate base; margin entire. Inflorescence spike-like, terminal or axillary. Bracts longer than calyx. Calyx divided ± to base into linear lobes. Corolla ± actinomorphic, with contorted aestivation in bud, usually white with purple or pink markings. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Seeds with hygroscopic 1-seriate hairs.

Worldwide: 15 species in the palaeotropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Acanthopale pubescens

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pubescens (Lindau) C.B. Clarke[DD]EDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Acanthopale
Flora of Malawi: Acanthopale
Flora of Mozambique: Acanthopale
Flora of Zambia: Acanthopale

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acanthopale
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acanthopale
JSTOR Plant Science: Acanthopale
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acanthopale
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Tropicos: Acanthopale
Wikipedia: Acanthopale

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: Acanthopale.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1335, retrieved 29 May 2024

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