903.000 Coleotrype C.B.Clarke

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, sheathing at the base. Flowers in axillary, sessile, contracted cymes perforating the leaf-sheaths, actinomorphic to slightly zygomorphic, bisexual. Sepals 3, free or fused basally. Corolla 3-lobed, tubular in the basal part. Stamens 6. Filaments bearded. Ovary 3-locular.

Derivation of name: Coleotrype: sheath-borer, referring to the inflorescence piercing through the leaf-sheath.

Worldwide: 9 species, in Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Coleotrype natalensis

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natalensis C.B. ClarkeEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coleotrype:

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Flora of Mozambique: Coleotrype

External websites:

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

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: Coleotrype.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=319, retrieved 24 June 2024

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