8405.000 Chassalia Comm. ex Poir.

Description of the genus

Subshrubby herbs, shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite or rarely in whorls of 3, usually glabrous. Stipules sometimes united into a sheath. Flowers 4-5-merous, heterostylous, in branched terminal panicles. Calyx tube ribbed; lobes triangular or linear. Buds and corolla lobes often with longitudinal narrow wing-like keels. Corolla white, pink or purple; tube cylindric. Ovary 2-locular; ovule solitary in each loculus, erect from the base. Fruits succulent, with 2 pyrenes; pyrenes opening by 1 dorsal slit.

Worldwide: 42 species in the Old World tropics, especially Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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parvifolia K. Schum.[VU]EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chassalia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chassalia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Chassalia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Chassalia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Chassalia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Chassalia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chassalia
JSTOR Plant Science: Chassalia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chassalia
Plants of the World Online: Chassalia
Tropicos: Chassalia
Wikipedia: Chassalia

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: Chassalia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1415, retrieved 23 May 2024

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