8360.000 Ancylanthos Desf.

Description of the genus

Suffrutex (in ours) arising from a woody rootstock. Stipules long-caudate. Leaves usually opposite, sometimes in whorls of 3. Flowers in cymes. Calyx: tube campanulate; limb-tube very reduced; lobes 5, ± leaf-like. Corolla bright orange or orange-yellow, rusty-tomentose outside; tube 17 - 25 mm, cylindric, ± curved, greatly exceeding the reflexed lobes, each of which bears an appendage. Ovary 4-5-locular; ovule 1 per loculus, pendulous. Pollen-presenter large, lobed at apex. Fruit crowned with calyx lobes, with up to 5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Ancylanthos:

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Flora of Caprivi: Ancylanthos
Flora of Zambia: Ancylanthos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ancylanthos

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ancylanthos
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ancylanthos
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ancylanthos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ancylanthos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ancylanthos

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Ancylanthos.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1408, retrieved 25 June 2019

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