8412.000 Lasianthus Jack

Description of the genus

Shrubs or rarely small trees. Stipules interpetiolar. Leaves opposite. Flowers few, heterostylous and (in ours) borne in sessile axillary fascicles. Calyx tube subspherical; limb 3-6-lobed. Corolla pink or white, salver-shaped with 4-6 lobes. Ovary 4-12-locular; ovule solitary in each loculus, erect from the base. Fruits succulent, blue. Seeds with fleshy endosperm.

Worldwide: c. 170 species in tropcal Africa, Indomalesia to Australia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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kilimandscharicus K. Schum. subsp. kilimandscharicus N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lasianthus:

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

External websites:

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

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: Lasianthus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1417, retrieved 6 December 2023

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