6371.000 Synsepalum (A. DC.) Daniell


PACHYSTELA Pierre ex Engl.

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves spirally arranged, sometimes coriaceous; lateral nerves fairly conspicuous, distant, curving towards leaf apex; stipules may be present. Flowers 5-merous, fascicled or solitary, long-pedicellate or sessile, borne in axils of the current or fallen leaves, sometimes on branches, rarely on the stem. Calyx a single whorl of 5(6) free or partly united sepals. Corolla tube short, lobes 5(6) usually widely spreading, simple, longer to shorter than the tube. Fruit a 1-seeded berry. Seed ellipsoid.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Synsepalum brevipes

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brevipes (Baker f.) T.D. Penn.N,WCb,NDescription, Image
cerasiferum (Welw.) T.D. Penn.N,WNw,N,C
passargei (Engl.) T.D. Penn.N,WNw,N,Mc

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Synsepalum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Synsepalum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Synsepalum
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Tropicos: Synsepalum
Wikipedia: Synsepalum

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: Synsepalum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1070, retrieved 13 April 2024

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