4361.000 Caperonia A.St.-Hil.

Description of the genus

Monoecious herbs, usually in marshy places. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate, simple, serrate. Inflorescences axillary, spicate or racemose, pedunculate, female flowers below, male above. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, splitting into 5 valvate lobes; petals 5; disk 0; stamens 10, partially fused into a column with pistillode at apex. Female flowers: sepals 5-10, accrescent; petals 5-6; ovary 3-locular; styles 3, deeply laciniate. Fruits 3-lobed, hispid or echinate, dehiscent.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical America, Africa and Madagascar

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Caperonia:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Caperonia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=846, retrieved 20 January 2021

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