8438.000 Anthospermum L.

Puff, C. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Anthospermum Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite and decussate or in whorls of 3(-4), but often appearing to be more numerous because of leafy short shoots at the nodes. Stipules composed of sheaths bearing 1-many setae or fimbriae. Inflorescence usually leafy and inconspicuous, made up of subsessile cymes. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Style 0. Stigmas very long-exserted. Fruit crowned by persistent calyx lobes and supported by a U-shaped carpophore, splitting into 2 mericarps.

Worldwide: 40 species in Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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rigidum Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. pumilum (Sond.) PuffSEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Anthospermum:

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Flora of Malawi: Anthospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Anthospermum
Flora of Zambia: Anthospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthospermum

External websites:

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

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: Anthospermum.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1420, retrieved 25 June 2019

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