4355.000 Chrozophora Neck. ex A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Monoecious herb (in ours). Indumentum stellate. Leaves alternate, simple, entire or subentire, plicate or bullate when young, bearing 2 discoid glands at base of lamina. Inflorescence lateral or leaf opposed, racemose or paniculate. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 5 valvate lobes; petals 5; disk 5-lobed; stamens 3-15, the filaments connate into a column; pistillode 0. Female flowers: pedicels often elongated and reflexed in fruit; sepals open in bud, 5; petals 5 or 0; styles 3, 2-fid. Fruit dehiscent, leaving a columella.

Worldwide: 6-12 species in the Mediterranean, tropical Africa, extending to Thailand.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Chrozophora plicata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
plicata (Vahl) A. Juss. ex Spreng.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chrozophora:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Chrozophora
Flora of Zambia: Chrozophora

External websites:

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

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: Chrozophora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=845, retrieved 22 May 2024

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