4206.000 Triaspis Burch.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrubs, lianes or small trees. Leaves opposite, rarely ternate, usually with 2-4 glands on the undersurface near the base. Inflorescences of corymbs, umbels or panicles, axillary or terminal. Flowers actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Sepals usually without glands. Petals variously coloured, unguiculate. Anthers not linear. Ovary 3-locular, hairy or glabrous. Fruit a samara with an entire lateral wing; dorsal wing shorter or 0.

Worldwide: 18 species, mainly in tropical Africa but with 2 in South Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dumeticola Launert[End][DD]WDescription, Image
hypericoides (DC.) Burch. subsp. nelsonii (Oliv.) ImmelmanW,SDescription, Image
macropteron Welw. ex Oliv. subsp. massaiensis (Nied.) LaunertN,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Triaspis:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Triaspis
Flora of Malawi: Triaspis
Flora of Mozambique: Triaspis
Flora of Zambia: Triaspis

External websites:

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

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: Triaspis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=821, retrieved 29 May 2024

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