8354.000 Craterispermum Benth.

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves yellow-green, glabrous, opposite, petiolate. Inflorescences axillary (usually supra-axillary), consisting of short compact cymes, borne on a stout, flattened peduncle. Calyx tube truncate or with 5 short teeth. Corolla salver-shaped, white, sometimes pink in bud. Ovary 2-locular; ovules 1 per loculus, pendulous from the apex. Fruit subspherical.

Worldwide: 16 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Seychelles

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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

External websites:

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

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: Craterispermum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1405, retrieved 23 April 2024

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