8351.030 Tapiphyllum Robyns

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree, the leaves, young shoots and inflorescences characteristically covered with dense velvety tomentum. Stipules connate with a linear apex. Leaves opposite (in ours), markedly discolorous. Flowers in subsessile axillary cymes. Calyx lobes 5. Corolla yellow to green, tube cylindric, lobes reflexed. Anthers ± exserted. Ovary 4-5(-6)-locular. Stigmatic club 4-5-lobed. Fruit ± spherical with 3-5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: c. 20 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Robyns var. cinerascens N
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Robyns var. laevius (K. Schum.) Verdc.N
cinerascens (Welw.) Robyns var. inaequale (Robyns) Verdc. N
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Robyns var. richardsiae (Robyns) Verdc.C
velutinum (Hiern) RobynsC,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tapiphyllum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Tapiphyllum
Flora of Zambia: Tapiphyllum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tapiphyllum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tapiphyllum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tapiphyllum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tapiphyllum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tapiphyllum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tapiphyllum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Tapiphyllum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1396, retrieved 5 June 2020

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