Astropanax Seem.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or lianes. Leaves digitate with long petioles. Inflorescence of compound umbels, arranged in a raceme or panicle. Petals and sepals 5-10, equal in number. Styles 5-8. Fruit subspherical to ovoid.

Worldwide: 15 species in Tropical Africa and western Indian Ocean Islands.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

Astropanax goetzenii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinicus (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Seem.N,C
goetzenii (Harms) Lowry, G.M.Plunkett, Gostel & FrodinNDescription, Image
myrianthus (Baker) Lowry, G.M.Plunkett, Gostel & FrodinN

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Astropanax
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Flora of Zambia: Astropanax
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Tropicos: Astropanax
Wikipedia: Astropanax

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: Astropanax., retrieved 15 July 2024

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