7560.010 Crepidorhopalon Eb. Fisch.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small annual herbs, lacking a basal rosette; roots whitish. Stems 4-angled, sometimes winged. Leaves opposite and decussate, usually sessile, the venation usually palmate. Flowers solitary and axillary below, borne in lax, few-flowered terminal racemes above. Bracts in unequal pairs. Calyx 5-lobed, ribbed or winged. Corolla 2-lipped; tube cylindric; upper lip 2-lobed, hooded; lower lip larger, 3-lobed, with hairs having a multicellular base and club-shaped end cell. Stamens 4, fertile. Nectary absent. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit an oblong, glabrous, septicidal capsule. Seeds small, numerous, epidermis thin-walled.

Worldwide: c. 24 species in tropical and southern Africa.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
goetzei (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.N,CDescription, Image
latibracteatus (Skan) Eb. Fisch. subsp. parviflorus (Philcox) Eb. Fisch.S
rupestris (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.N,C,SDescription, Image
spicatus (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crepidorhopalon:

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Flora of Botswana: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Mozambique: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Zambia: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crepidorhopalon

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crepidorhopalon
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crepidorhopalon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crepidorhopalon
Wikipedia: Crepidorhopalon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crepidorhopalon
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crepidorhopalon

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: Crepidorhopalon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1280, retrieved 26 July 2021

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