3428.000 Cnestis Juss.

Description of the genus

Woody liane, climbing shrubs or small trees. Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets opposite or subopposite. Inflorescences terminal or axillary racemes, often from old leaf bases. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals free. Petals 5. Stamens 10. Carpels 5, densely hairy. Fruit a densely velutinous follicle; apex with a curved or twisted beak. Seeds with a basal aril.

Worldwide: 13 species, mainly in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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polyphylla Lam.[VU]W,EDescription

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Flora of Mozambique: Cnestis

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

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: Cnestis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=665, retrieved 28 February 2024

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