5369.000 Basananthe Peyr.


De Wilde, W.J.J.O. (1973) Revision of Basananthe, formerly Tryphostemma (Passifloraceae) Blumea 21 327-356

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules present, linear; but some species also have much larger leaf-like false stipules. Leaves alternate. Tendrils axillary or 0. Inflorescence an axillary 1-3-flowered cyme often prolonged into a single tendril or mucro. Flowers bisexual, small, greenish or whitish. Sepals 5(-6), free. Outer corona a barrel-shaped tube crowned by a ring of free threads; inner corona a cup-shaped membrane shorter than the outer corona. Capsule ellipsoid, 3(-4)-valved.

Worldwide: c.25 species in tropical and southern Africa.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apetala (Baker f.) W.J. de WildeDescription, Image
hanningtoniana (Mast.) W.J. de WildeCDescription, Image
phaulantha (Dandy) W.J. de Wilde C

Other sources of information about Basananthe:

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Flora of Botswana: Basananthe
Flora of Caprivi: Basananthe
Flora of Mozambique: Basananthe
Flora of Zambia: Basananthe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Basananthe

External websites:

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

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: Basananthe.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=987, retrieved 19 April 2024

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