4957.000 Sparrmannia L.f.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, all parts stellately hairy, sometimes simple hairs also present. Stipules subulate or setaceous. Leaves petiolate, alternate; lamina 3-7-lobed, palmately nerved, crenate-dentate. Inflorescences of leaf-opposed umbels; bracts similar to stipules. Flowers 4-merous. Sepals 4, deciduous. Petals 4, oblanceolate, white or purplish. Stamens numerous, with nodose filaments. Ovary 4-5-locular. Capsule dehiscent, ellipsoid, covered with rigid bristles.

Derivation of name: Named after Anders Sparrman (1748-1820)

Worldwide: 3 species in Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sparrmannia ricinocarpa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ricinocarpa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) KuntzeW,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sparrmannia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sparrmannia
Flora of Malawi: Sparrmannia
Flora of Mozambique: Sparrmannia
Flora of Zambia: Sparrmannia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sparrmannia

External websites:

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

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: Sparrmannia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=932, retrieved 25 May 2024

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