2696.000 Monanthotaxis Baill.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or lianes. Branches with prominent lenticels, red or blackish. Inflorescences of few-flowered fascicles or solitary flowers. Flowers bisexual or unisexual; bracteoles present, small, ovate-oblong. Sepals 3. Petals (4-)6, in 1-2 whorls; inner shorter than outer. Stamens 6-many in 1-several whorls. Carpels few-many, free. Fruit-segments cylindric, indehiscent, usually fleshy and constricted between the 1-8-seeds.

Worldwide: 56 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
buchananii (Engl.) Verdc.C,SDescription, Image
chasei (N. Robson) Verdc.SDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Engl. & Diels) Verdc. var. schweinfurthii N

Other sources of information about Monanthotaxis:

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Flora of Mozambique: Monanthotaxis
Flora of Zambia: Monanthotaxis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Monanthotaxis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monanthotaxis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Monanthotaxis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monanthotaxis
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iNaturalist: Monanthotaxis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monanthotaxis
JSTOR Plant Science: Monanthotaxis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monanthotaxis
Plants of the World Online: Monanthotaxis
Tropicos: Monanthotaxis
Wikipedia: Monanthotaxis

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: Monanthotaxis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=597, retrieved 5 June 2023

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