764.000 Stylochaeton Lepr.

Description of the genus

Seasonally dormant terrestrial herbs with underground rhizome. Leaves 1-several, subtended by basal cataphylls; lamina simple, basally triangular, hastate-sagittate. Inflorescence produced before the leaves (in ours); borne at or below ground level on short peduncles. Spathe tubular with connate margins in lower part, often inflated at very base; upper part lanceolate, ± expanded or not expanded with a lateral slit, often ± thickened. Spadix with female flowers at base and male above, with sterile flowers between the two areas. Flowers unisexual, surrounded by a ± glandular cup-shaped perianth. Ovary 1-2-locular. Berries borne at or below ground-level, fleshy, 1-few-seeded.

Worldwide: A genus of c. 19 species of tropical and subtropical SE Africa.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cuculliferus Peter NImage
natalensis Schott subsp. natalensis SDescription, Image
puberulus N.E. Br.N,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Stylochaeton
Flora of Mozambique: Stylochaeton
Flora of Zambia: Stylochaeton
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stylochaeton

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stylochaeton
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Stylochaeton
Wikipedia: Stylochaeton
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stylochaeton
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stylochaeton

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: Stylochaeton.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=304, retrieved 1 April 2023

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