7148.030 Chascanum E. Mey.


Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite-decussate, simple, lobed or pinnatipartite. Flowers in long terminal spikes or shorter spike-like racemes. Calyx tubular, conspicuous. Corolla white or yellowish, funnel- or salver-shaped.Stamens 4. Fruit a schizocarp, enclosed within the persistent calyx; mericarps 2, ribbed on the outer surface, 1-seeded, separating from or remaining united to each other.

Worldwide: c.25 species, mainly Africa, but also occurring in Madagascar, Arabia, Pakistan and India

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Chascanum
Flora of Mozambique: Chascanum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chascanum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chascanum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chascanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chascanum
Wikipedia: Chascanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chascanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chascanum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Chascanum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1205, retrieved 24 September 2022

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