5442.000 Synaptolepis Oliv.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or woody climbers. Leaves alternate or opposite, glabrous. Infl of terminal or axillary cymes. Flowers 5-merous. Calyx-tube not articulated above the ovary. Petals present, small, glandular, arranged in a ring at the base of the calyx lobes. Stamens twice as many as the calyx lobes. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit dry.

Worldwide: 4-5 species in tropical Africa 1 of which occus in Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Synaptolepis alternifolia

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alternifolia Oliv.E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Synaptolepis
Flora of Mozambique: Synaptolepis

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

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: Synaptolepis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=998, retrieved 27 February 2024

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