7723.000 Catophractes D. Don

Description of the genus

Erect spiny shrub or small tree. Leaves simple, opposite or fascicled, greyish-woolly. Calyx tubular, splitting laterally, with 5(-6) lobes. Corolla campanulate, slightly 2-lipped, 5(-7)-lipped, white or pinkish, with a long (4 - 8 cm) tube. Capsule woody, with warty valves. Seeds winged, papery.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical and South Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Catophractes:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Catophractes

External websites:

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

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: Catophractes.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1304, retrieved 25 June 2024

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