FZ.12. Centrostigma Schltr.

Description of the genus

Terrestrial herbs. Stems unbranched, leafy. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers resupinate. Sepals and petals free. Lip united to column at base, 3-lobed, side-lobes pectinately-toothed; spur cylindric. Column erect. Pollinaria 2. Stigmatic arms divided into 2 elongated branches, the lower fertile and capitate, the upper sterile and horn-like. Differs from Habenaria in having branched stigmatic arms.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
clavatum Summerh. NDescription, Image
occultans (Rchb. f.) Schltr.NDescription, Image
papillosum Summerh.NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Centrostigma:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Centrostigma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Centrostigma

External websites:

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

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: Centrostigma.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=412, retrieved 23 April 2024

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