6500.000 Canscora Lam.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Stems erect, much branched, 4-ridged or narrowly 4-winged, glabrous. Leaves sessile; lamina lanceolate or elliptic, 3–5-nerved. Flowers 4-merous, in terminal or axillary, lax cymes, sometimes, solitary. Calyx tube terete or winged; lobes much shorter than the tube. Corolla usually regular, tube cylindric, with 4 lobes, much shorter than the tube. Ovary ellipsoid or cylindric, unilocular. Fruit a cylindric, 2-valved capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 12 species in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Africa.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alata (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Wall.NDescription, Image
diffusa (Vahl) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult.N,SDescription

Other sources of information about Canscora:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Canscora
Flora of Mozambique: Canscora
Flora of Zambia: Canscora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Canscora

External websites:

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

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: Canscora.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1098, retrieved 24 April 2024

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