2312.000 Cyathula Blume

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with entire, opposite leaves. Inflorescence terminal on the stems and branches. Bracts persistent. Fertile flowers in a group of 3, the outer pair with bracteoles and subtended laterally by 2 modified sterile flowers consisting of a number of strongly hooked spines. Bracteoles sometimes with a hooked awn. Perianth segments 5. Stamens 5, alternating with pseudostaminodes. Fruit a thin-walled capsule.

Worldwide: 25 species in the tropics

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cylindrica Moq.N,C,SDescription, Image
orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) SchinzNDescription, Image
prostrata (L.) Blume var. prostrata N
prostrata (L.) Blume var. pedicellata (C.B. Clarke) CavacoS
uncinulata (Schrad.) SchinzN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cyathula:

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Flora of Botswana: Cyathula
Flora of Caprivi: Cyathula
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cyathula
Flora of Mozambique: Cyathula
Flora of Zambia: Cyathula
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyathula

External websites:

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

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: Cyathula.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=528, retrieved 24 April 2024

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