7001.000 Lepistemon Blume

Description of the genus

Herbaceous or woody climbers. Leaves petiolate, entire or lobed; base often cordate. Flowers in dense axillary cymes. Sepals 5. Corolla urceolate, constricted at apex of the tube; limb shortly 5-lobed. Stamens borne low down in the corolla tube, widened basally into large concave scales, arching over the ovary. Ovary 2-locular. Style 1; stigmas 2 or 1 2-lobed. Capsule 4-valved or almost indehiscent.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Lepistemon owariense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
owariense (P. Beauv.) Hallier f.C,ECbDescription, Image

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lepistemon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lepistemon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lepistemon
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iNaturalist: Lepistemon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lepistemon
JSTOR Plant Science: Lepistemon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lepistemon
Plants of the World Online: Lepistemon
Tropicos: Lepistemon
Wikipedia: Lepistemon

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: Lepistemon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1185, retrieved 22 May 2024

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