4439.000 Cephalocroton Hochst.

Description of the genus

Monoecious herbs or shrubs Indumentum stellate. Leaves alternate, simple, entire. Inflorescences terminal, usually bisexual; male flowers aggregated into a dense terminal spherical head with 1-7 female flowers at the base. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, splitting into 3-4 valvate lobes; petals 0; disk 0; stamens 6-8; pistillode entire or 2-3-fid. Female flowers: sepals 4-6, pinnatifid; petals 0; disk ring-shaped; styles 3, multifid. Fruit 3-lobed, dehiscent.

Worldwide: 6 species from tropical Africa to Sri Lanka

Botswana: 1 taxon.

Cephalocroton mollis

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mollis KlotzschN,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cephalocroton:

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Flora of Malawi: Cephalocroton
Flora of Mozambique: Cephalocroton
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cephalocroton

External websites:

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

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: Cephalocroton.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=865, retrieved 20 May 2024

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