7283.000 Achyrospermum Blume

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves petiolate, crenate. Inflorescences of flowers in dense terminal or lateral spike-like panicles. Bracts ovate, sessile, cuspidate, sparsely pubescent with ciliate margin covering the the axis between the verticils. Calyx 10-nerved; teeth 5, subequal. Corolla: tube funnel-shaped to cylindric; limb 2-lipped; upper lip curved; lower lip reflexed, 3-lobed. Stamens 4, fertile, didynamous, all directed to upper side of tube or upper lip of corolla. Nutlets obovoid, reticulate.

Worldwide: c. 10 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 4 taxa.

Achyrospermum carvalhoi var. carvalhoi

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aethiopicum Welw. S
carvalhoi G├╝rke var. carvalhoi CDescription, Image
cryptanthum Baker NDescription, Image
laterale BakerN,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Achyrospermum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Achyrospermum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Achyrospermum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Achyrospermum
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Tropicos: Achyrospermum
Wikipedia: Achyrospermum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Achyrospermum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1221, retrieved 6 June 2023

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