3082.000 Cleome L.

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours), sometimes shrubby below, often glandular. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate or rarely simple (monophylla). Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal racemes. Sepals 4, often glandular. Petals 4. Stamens 2-many, all fertile or some sterile. Androgynophore 0 or very short (except in C. gynandra where it is longer than the corolla). Gynophore 0 or short. Fruit a 2-valved, dehiscent capsule, often borne on an elongated gynophore.

Worldwide: 150 species from tropical and warm areas

Zimbabwe: 10 taxa.

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustifolia Forssk. subsp. diandra (Burch.) KersN,SDescription, Image
angustifolia Forssk. subsp. petersiana (Klotzsch) KersW,E
gynandra L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
hirta (Klotzsch) Oliv.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq. var. macrophylla N,W,E,SDescription, Image
macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq. var. maculatiflora (Merxm.) WildN,W,C,E,S
maculata (Sond.) Szyszyl.S
monophylla L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oxyphylla Burch. var. oxyphylla WDescription, Image
oxyphylla Burch. var. robusta KersS

Other sources of information about Cleome:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cleome
Flora of Caprivi: Cleome
Flora of Malawi: Cleome
Flora of Mozambique: Cleome
Flora of Zambia: Cleome
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cleome

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cleome
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cleome
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cleome
Wikipedia: Cleome
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cleome
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleome

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: Cleome.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=627, retrieved 26 January 2023

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