7560.010 Crepidorhopalon Eb. Fisch.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Small annual herbs, lacking a basal rosette; roots whitish. Stems 4-angled, sometimes winged. Leaves opposite and decussate, usually sessile, the venation usually palmate. Flowers solitary and axillary below, borne in lax, few-flowered terminal racemes above. Bracts in unequal pairs. Calyx 5-lobed, ribbed or winged. Corolla 2-lipped; tube cylindric; upper lip 2-lobed, hooded; lower lip larger, 3-lobed, with hairs having a multicellular base and club-shaped end cell. Stamens 4, fertile. Nectary absent. Ovary 2-locular; ovules many. Fruit an oblong, glabrous, septicidal capsule. Seeds small, numerous, epidermis thin-walled.

Worldwide: c. 24 species in tropical and southern Africa.

Zambia: 10 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bifolius (Skan) Eb. Fisch.[LR-lc]N,WNw
goetzei (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.N,C,ECDescription, Image
gracilis (Pilg.) Eb. Fisch.N,W
involucratus (Philcox) Eb. Fisch.[VU]WNw
latibracteatus (Skan) Eb. Fisch. subsp. parviflorus (Philcox) Eb. Fisch.NN
rupestris (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.N,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
schweinfurthii (Oliv.) Eb. Fisch.N,W,CLp,N,C,Lk,W
spicatus (Engl.) Eb. Fisch.B,N,W,C,E,SC,WDescription, Image
tenuifolius (Philcox) Eb. Fisch.[VU]NN
tenuis (S. Moore) Eb. Fisch.W,CC

Other sources of information about Crepidorhopalon:

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Flora of Botswana: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Malawi: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Mozambique: Crepidorhopalon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crepidorhopalon

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crepidorhopalon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crepidorhopalon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crepidorhopalon
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crepidorhopalon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Crepidorhopalon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crepidorhopalon
JSTOR Plant Science: Crepidorhopalon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crepidorhopalon
Plants of the World Online: Crepidorhopalon
Tropicos: Crepidorhopalon
Wikipedia: Crepidorhopalon

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: Crepidorhopalon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1280, retrieved 28 February 2024

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