8360.000 Ancylanthos Desf.

Description of the genus

Suffrutex (in ours) arising from a woody rootstock. Stipules long-caudate. Leaves usually opposite, sometimes in whorls of 3. Flowers in cymes. Calyx: tube campanulate; limb-tube very reduced; lobes 5, ± leaf-like. Corolla bright orange or orange-yellow, rusty-tomentose outside; tube 17 - 25 mm, cylindric, ± curved, greatly exceeding the reflexed lobes, each of which bears an appendage. Ovary 4-5-locular; ovule 1 per loculus, pendulous. Pollen-presenter large, lobed at apex. Fruit crowned with calyx lobes, with up to 5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Ancylanthos rubiginosus

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Flora of Botswana: Ancylanthos
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Flora of Mozambique: Ancylanthos
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ancylanthos
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ancylanthos
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iNaturalist: Ancylanthos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ancylanthos
JSTOR Plant Science: Ancylanthos
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ancylanthos
Plants of the World Online: Ancylanthos
Tropicos: Ancylanthos
Wikipedia: Ancylanthos

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Ancylanthos.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1408, retrieved 1 June 2023

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