7148.030 Chascanum E. Mey.


Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite-decussate, simple, lobed or pinnatipartite. Flowers in long terminal spikes or shorter spike-like racemes. Calyx tubular, conspicuous. Corolla white or yellowish, funnel- or salver-shaped.Stamens 4. Fruit a schizocarp, enclosed within the persistent calyx; mericarps 2, ribbed on the outer surface, 1-seeded, separating from or remaining united to each other.

Worldwide: c.25 species, mainly Africa, but also occurring in Madagascar, Arabia, Pakistan and India

Botswana: 4 taxa.

Chascanum hederaceum var. hederaceum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adenostachyum (Schauer) MoldenkeSE
hederaceum (Sond.) Moldenke var. hederaceum Description, Image
pinnatifidum (L.f.) E. Mey. var. pinnatifidum N,SW,SEDescription, Image
pumilum E. Mey.SW,SE

Other sources of information about Chascanum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Chascanum
Flora of Zambia: Chascanum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chascanum

External websites:

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

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 Botswana: Genus page: Chascanum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1205, retrieved 29 May 2024

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