Triainolepis Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite. Stipules 3-5-lobed. Flowers bisexual, heterostylous, (4-)5-merous in terminal corymbs. Calyx tube campanulate, the cupular limb with 5-7 unequal teeth. Corolla white, yellowish or tinged red, tomentose to woolly outside; lobes lanceolate. Ovary with 4-10 loculi; ovules 2-3 per loculus, erect, only 1 maturing, the other remaining attached to the seed. Style divided into 6-8 filiform lobes. Fruits usually red, drupaceous, ± spherical. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: c. 2 species in tropical east Africa and in Madagascar, the Comoro Is and Aldabra.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana Hook. f. subsp. africana N
africana Hook. f. subsp. hildebrandtii (Vatke) Verdc.N,S

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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: Triainolepis., retrieved 14 June 2024

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