6778.010 Aspidoglossum E. Mey.

Kupicha, F.K. (1984) Studies on African Asclepiadaceae Kew Bulletin 38 599-672

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, with annual stems, which are simple and erect; latex milky. Leaves opposite or rarely whorled, usually narrowly linear. Flowers in fascicles. Calyx shorter than corolla. Corolla campanulate; lobes elliptic, spreading or reflexed, usually pilose on the back. Corona with lobes alternating with corolla lobes, each a dorsal outgrowth from the opposing stamen. Anthers 2-locular. Seeds many.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angustissimum (K. Schum.) Bullock subsp. angustissimum NDescription
angustissimum (K. Schum.) Bullock subsp. brevilobum GoyderSDescription, Image
connatum (N.E. Br.) BullockN,WNDescription, Image
elliotii (Schltr.) Kupicha
eylesii (S. Moore) KupichaLk
interruptum (E. Mey.) BullockNDescription, Image
masaicum (N.E. Br.) KupichaB,CLk,WDescription, Image

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

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

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: Aspidoglossum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1131, retrieved 2 March 2024

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