8230.000 Cephalanthus L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs, trees or woody climbers. Growth axes differentiated into 2 sorts: opposite leaves and in whorls of 3-4. Leaves with domatia. Inflorescences in heads, usually solitary, individual flowers well separated. Corolla salver- to funnel- shaped; lobes 4-5. Ovary 2-locular. Fruits fleshy, indehiscent, containing 2 1-seeded pyrenes.

Worldwide: 6 species in the tropics and N America

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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natalensis Oliv.SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Cephalanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cephalanthus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cephalanthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cephalanthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cephalanthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cephalanthus
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iNaturalist: Cephalanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cephalanthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Cephalanthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cephalanthus
Plants of the World Online: Cephalanthus
Tropicos: Cephalanthus
Wikipedia: Cephalanthus

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: Cephalanthus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1372, retrieved 1 March 2024

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