5538.010 Meiostemon Exell & Stace

Description of the genus

Scandent shrubs or rarely a small tree. Leaves opposite, bearing scales. Inflorescences of terminal and axillary panicles. Flowers small, 4-merous. Petals 4, inserted near the margin of the disk. Stamens 4, in one row. Ovules 2. Fruit 4-winged.Similar to Combretum; differing in the two italicised characters.

Worldwide: 2 species; one in Zambia and Zimbabwe, the other in Madagascar

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Meiostemon tetrandrus subsp. australis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
tetrandrus (Exell) Exell & Stace subsp. australis Exell[VU]SSDescription, Image
tetrandrus (Exell) Exell & Stace subsp. tetrandrus [VU]NN

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Flora of Mozambique: Meiostemon
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Meiostemon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Meiostemon
JSTOR Plant Science: Meiostemon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Meiostemon
Plants of the World Online: Meiostemon
Tropicos: Meiostemon
Wikipedia: Meiostemon

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Meiostemon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1008, retrieved 24 April 2024

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