6466.000 Anthocleista Afzel. ex R. Br.

Description of the genus

Trees (ours), shrubs or lianes. Leaves opposite, extremely large (in ours). Inflorescence terminal, dichasial or ± so, large, much-branched. Sepals 4, ± circular. Corolla white, creamy or rarely pale yellow, actinomorphic, thick, fleshy; lobes 8-16, contorted in bud. Ovary superior. Fruit a berry.

Derivation of name: Anthos - a flower; cleistos - closed.

Worldwide: 14 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and Mascarenes

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Anthocleista grandiflora

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
grandiflora GilgMcDescription, Image
liebrechtsiana De Wild. & T.Dur.Nw,S,W
schweinfurthii Gilg Nw,Cb,Lp
vogelii Planch. Nw

Other sources of information about Anthocleista:

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Flora of Caprivi: Anthocleista
Flora of Malawi: Anthocleista
Flora of Mozambique: Anthocleista
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthocleista
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Anthocleista

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Anthocleista.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1089, retrieved 21 April 2018

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