8136.140 Agathisanthemum Klotzsch

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves subsessile; stipule a sheath bearing 3-15 fimbriae. Flowers often heterostylous, borne in cymes or corymbs or subspherical heads. Calyx with 4 ovate-triangular lobes. Corolla tubular, 4-lobed, often with additional filament-like lobes between. Ovary 2(-3)-locular; ovules numerous in each loculus. Fruit a subspherical capsule, with a conical beak which opens both loculicidally and septicidally.

Worldwide: Probably only 3 species, confined to tropical Africa and the Comoro Is.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Agathisanthemum globosum

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globosum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Bremek.N,C,SDescription, Image

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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: Agathisanthemum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1363, retrieved 1 April 2023

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