3388.000 Cliffortia L.

Description of the genus

Ericoid shrubs. Stipules adnate to petiole and sheathing the stem. Leaves 3(-1)-foliolate. Flowers unisexual, single in axils. Petals 0. Male flowers: 4 petaloid calyx lobes and (usually in ours) 4 stamens. Female flowers: calyx lobes 4, connate below into a tube. Styles 1-2; stigma lacerate-multifid. Achenes 1-2, enveloped by the inflated persistent calyx tube.

Worldwide: 115 species in tropical and South Africa (mainly in the Cape mountains)

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Cliffortia serpyllifolia

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

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
linearifolia Eckl. & Zeyh.EDescription, Image
nitidula (Engl.) R.E. & T.C.E. Fr.EDescription, Image
serpyllifolia Cham. & Schltdl.EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cliffortia:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cliffortia
Flora of Mozambique: Cliffortia
Flora of Zambia: Cliffortia

External websites:

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

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: Cliffortia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=658, retrieved 10 June 2023

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