8308.020 Sericanthe Robbr.


Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves usually deciduous, often dimorphic; domatia usually present; bacterial nodules usually present. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or few-flowered. Bracts and bracteoles cupular, arranged in a series of 2-4. Flowers 7-8-merous. Calyx covering the young corolla, splitting into lobes. Corolla white, salver-shaped. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit usually orange.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
andongensis (Hiern) Robbr. subsp. andongensis var. andongensis C,S
andongensis (Hiern) Robbr. subsp. andongensis var. mollis Robbr.C,S
odoratissima (K. Schum.) Robbr. subsp. A. Bridson in FZ 5(3):508 (2003)N

Other sources of information about Sericanthe:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sericanthe
Flora of Mozambique: Sericanthe
Flora of Zambia: Sericanthe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sericanthe

External websites:

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

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: Sericanthe.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1387, retrieved 6 December 2023

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