7467.000 Aptosimum Burch. ex Benth.

Description of the genus

Woody herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, 1-veined, entire. Flowers axillary, solitary or in short cymes. Calyx 5-lobed; tube campanulate. Corolla 5-lobed; lobes rounded. Stamens 4.

Worldwide: c. 40 species in tropical and southern Africa

Botswana: 8 taxa.

Aptosimum lugardiae

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albomarginatum Marloth & Engl.N,SW,SE
decumbens SchinzN,SEDescription, Image
elongatum Engl.N,SW,SE
junceum (Hiern) PhilcoxSW
lineare Marloth & Engl.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
lugardiae (N.E. Br.) E. PhillipsN,SW,SEDescription, Image
marlothii (Engl.) HiernSW
procumbens (Lehm.) Steud.

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Flora of Caprivi: Aptosimum
Flora of Mozambique: Aptosimum
Flora of Zambia: Aptosimum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aptosimum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aptosimum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aptosimum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aptosimum
Wikipedia: Aptosimum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aptosimum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aptosimum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Aptosimum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1259, retrieved 27 May 2022

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