7001.000 Lepistemon Blume

Description of the genus

Herbaceous or woody climbers. Leaves petiolate, entire or lobed; base often cordate. Flowers in dense axillary cymes. Sepals 5. Corolla urceolate, constricted at apex of the tube; limb shortly 5-lobed. Stamens borne low down in the corolla tube, widened basally into large concave scales, arching over the ovary. Ovary 2-locular. Style 1; stigmas 2 or 1 2-lobed. Capsule 4-valved or almost indehiscent.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Lepistemon owariense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
owariense (P. Beauv.) Hallier f.N,C,SDescription, Image

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lepistemon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lepistemon

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lepistemon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1185, retrieved 8 December 2021

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