4641.030 Allocassine N. Robson

Description of the genus

Shrubs, scrambling or climbing, without latex, glabrous; branches terete or flattened or quadrangular. Leaves alternate and foliar on young plants, alternate and bracteose on climbing shoots, opposite and foliar on lateral flowering shoots, petiolate; stipules free, small, triangular, deciduous. Inflorescence pedunculate, dichasial, few-flowered, ± condensed, simple or borne on specialised shoots forming “panicles”, in axil of foliage leaves; bracts persistent. Flowers bisexual, sessile. Sepals 5, imbricate, free, with margin reddish-glandular-fringed. Petals 5, cream or greenish-yellow to yellow, usually drying reddish, imbricate in bud, erect. Disk intrastaminal, single, ± deeply concave, thick to thin, not or scarcely lobed. Stamens 5, with filaments thin, united with base of disk; anthers versatile. Ovary superior, sessile, 2-locular, with 2 erect collateral ovules in each loculus. Fruit berry-like, fleshy. Seeds 2–3(4), exarillate, with endosperm.

Worldwide: Species 2, in south east Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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laurifolia (Harv.) N. RobsonE

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Allocassine
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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: Allocassine.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=890, retrieved 23 February 2024

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