4286.000 Andrachne L.

Description of the genus

Monoecious perennial herbs, shrubs or small trees. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Stipules present. Flowers in axillary fascicles or solitary. Male flowers: sepals 5(-6), free; petals 5(-6); disk cup-shaped, 10-toothed; stamens 5(-6); pistillode 3-fid. Female flowers: sepals larger than the male; petals minute or 0; ovary 3-locular; styles 3, short, 2-fid or 2-partite. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent.

Worldwide: c. 25 species in tropical America, Africa, the Mediterranean and W Himalayas.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Andrachne ovalis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ovalis Müll. Arg.EDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Andrachne

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Andrachne
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Andrachne
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Andrachne
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Andrachne
JSTOR Plant Science: Andrachne
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Andrachne
Plants of the World Online: Andrachne
Tropicos: Andrachne
Wikipedia: Andrachne

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: Andrachne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=830, retrieved 19 May 2024

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