4343.000 Cleistanthus Hook. f. ex Planch.

Description of the genus

Monoecious, rarely dioecious, trees and shrubs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate. Inflorescences axillary, fasiculate or in false racemes. Male flowers: sepals 5, valvate; petals 5, minute; disk ring- or cup-shaped; stamens 5; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals 5, valvate; petals 5, minute; disk enveloping the ovary; ovary (2-)3(-4)-locular; styles 3. Fruit (2-)3(-4)-lobed, splitting into the same number of 2-valved cocci. Seeds 2 per coccus.

Worldwide: c. 140 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Cleistanthus schlechteri var. schlechteri

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
polystachyus Hook. f. ex Planch. subsp. milleri (Dunkley) Radcl.-Sm.E
schlechteri (Pax) Hutch. var. schlechteri E,SDescription, Image
schlechteri (Pax) Hutch. var. pubescens (Hutch.) J. LĂ©onardE,SDescription, Image
schlechteri (Pax) Hutch.[Agg]E,S

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cleistanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleistanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cleistanthus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=839, retrieved 6 December 2022

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