2347.010 Commicarpus Standl.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs; often procumbent or climbing. Leaves opposite in ± equal pairs, often fleshy. Inflorescences umbellate, whorled, irregularly branched or mixed, pedunculate. Bracts linear-lanceolate. Flowers bisexual. Perianth with lower part constricted above ovary with glands over surface (especially apex); upper part petal-like, coloured, funnel-shaped. Stamens 2-5(-6). Fruits variously shaped, ± 10-grooved, with variously arranged large sticky glands.

Worldwide: c. 20 species, mostly fom Africa but also southern Europe, Asia, Australia and parts of New World

Botswana: 4 taxa.

Commicarpus plumbagineus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
helenae (Schult.) MeikleN,SE
pentandrus (Burch.) HeimerlSW,SEDescription, Image
pilosus (Heimerl) Meikle
plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl.N,SEDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Commicarpus
Flora of Malawi: Commicarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Commicarpus
Flora of Zambia: Commicarpus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Commicarpus

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Commicarpus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=542, retrieved 30 January 2023

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