2347.010 Commicarpus Standl.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs; often procumbent or climbing. Leaves opposite in ± equal pairs, often fleshy. Inflorescences umbellate, whorled, irregularly branched or mixed, pedunculate. Bracts linear-lanceolate. Flowers bisexual. Perianth with lower part constricted above ovary with glands over surface (especially apex); upper part petal-like, coloured, funnel-shaped. Stamens 2-5(-6). Fruits variously shaped, ± 10-grooved, with variously arranged large sticky glands.

Worldwide: c. 20 species, mostly fom Africa but also southern Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of New World

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Commicarpus plumbagineus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pentandrus (Burch.) HeimerlW,CDescription, Image
pilosus (Heimerl) MeikleS
plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Commicarpus:

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

External websites:

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

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: Commicarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=542, retrieved 19 May 2024

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