8438.000 Anthospermum L.

Puff, C. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Anthospermum Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite and decussate or in whorls of 3(-4), but often appearing to be more numerous because of leafy short shoots at the nodes. Stipules composed of sheaths bearing 1-many setae or fimbriae. Inflorescence usually leafy and inconspicuous, made up of subsessile cymes. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Style 0. Stigmas very long-exserted. Fruit crowned by persistent calyx lobes and supported by a U-shaped carpophore, splitting into 2 mericarps.

Worldwide: 40 species in Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Anthospermum ammannioides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ammannioides S.Moore[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
herbaceum L.f.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
rigidum Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. pumilum (Sond.) PuffW,C,E,SDescription, Image
ternatum Hiern subsp. randii (S. Moore) PuffN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
ternatum Hiern subsp. ternatum N
vallicola S. Moore[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
whyteanum BrittenN,C,E,SDescription, Image
zimbabwense Puff[NrEnd]EDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Anthospermum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anthospermum
Flora of Malawi: Anthospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Anthospermum
Flora of Zambia: Anthospermum

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

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: Anthospermum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1420, retrieved 16 June 2024

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