Lecanthus - Wedd.

Friis, I. (1991) Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6)

Description of the genus

Annual or short lived perennial herbs. Cystoliths elongated. Leaves opposite, petiolate. Stipules intrapetiolar, fused. Inflorescences single in the leaf axils, pedunculate; receptacles surrounded by fused bracts. Male inflorescences usually small, bell or cup-shaped, usually with less than 10 flowers; female inflorescences larger, with many flowers on a flat, disk-shaped receptacle. Fruit an achene ovoid, verrucose.

Worldwide: 1 species in mountainous areas of the Old World Tropics.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
peduncularis (Royle) Wedd.?

Other sources of information about Lecanthus:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lecanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lecanthus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lecanthus
Wikipedia: Lecanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lecanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lecanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lecanthus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2482, retrieved 27 July 2021

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