5651.000 Antherotoma (Naudin) Hook. f.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978) Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Delicate annual herbs with slender indistinctly 4-gonous stem. Leaves opposite. Flowers 4-merous. Receptacle broadly campanulate. Sepals long-persistent; intersepalar segments present. Petals obovate. Stamens 8, equal, straight, yellow; pedoconnective somewhat long with anterior bilobed appendage at the base; anthers obovate-oblong, dehiscing at the truncate apex by a large pore. Ovary 4-locular, the lower half adnate to the receptacle; style filiform; stigma punctiform. Capsule 4-valved. Seeds cochleate.

Worldwide: Species 2 or 3 in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Malawi: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
debilis (Sond.) Jacq.-Fél.N,C,SDescription, Image
densiflora (Gilg) Jacq.-Fél. N,C,S
naudinii Hook. f.N,C,SDescription, Image
phaeotricha (Hochst.) Jacq.-Fél.N,SDescription, Image
senegambiensis (Guill. & Perr.) Jacq.-Fél. var. senegambiensis N,SDescription, Image
senegambiensis (Guill. & Perr.) Jacq.-Fél. var. alpestris (Taub.) A. Fern. & R. Fern.N

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Antherotoma

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Antherotoma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1017, retrieved 23 June 2024

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