6778.010 Aspidoglossum E. Mey.

Kupicha, F.K. (1984) Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 599-672

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with annual stems, which are simple and erect; latex milky. Leaves opposite or rarely whorled, usually narrowly linear. Flowers in fascicles. Calyx shorter than corolla. Corolla campanulate; lobes elliptic, spreading or reflexed, usually pilose on the back. Corona with lobes alternating with corolla lobes, each a dorsal outgrowth from the opposing stamen. Anthers 2-locular. Seeds many.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angustissimum (K. Schum.) Bullock subsp. angustissimum N,SDescription
biflorum E. Mey.N,S
breve Kupicha N
connatum (N.E. Br.) BullockCDescription, Image
erubescens (Schltr.) BullockS
eylesii (S. Moore) KupichaS
masaicum (N.E. Br.) KupichaSDescription, Image
nyasae (Britten & Rendle) KupichaSDescription, Image

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aspidoglossum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aspidoglossum
JSTOR Plant Science: Aspidoglossum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aspidoglossum
Plants of the World Online: Aspidoglossum
Tropicos: Aspidoglossum
Wikipedia: Aspidoglossum

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: Aspidoglossum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1131, retrieved 13 April 2024

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