7949.000 Acanthopale C.B. Clarke

Description of the genus

Shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves with caudate apex and cuneate base; margin entire. Inflorescence spike-like, terminal or axillary. Bracts longer than calyx. Calyx divided ± to base into linear lobes. Corolla ± actinomorphic, with contorted aestivation in bud, usually white with purple or pink markings. Stamens 4. Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules per loculus. Seeds with hygroscopic 1-seriate hairs.

Worldwide: 15 species in the palaeotropics

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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confertiflora (Lindau) C.B.Clarke NMcDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Acanthopale
Flora of Mozambique: Acanthopale
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acanthopale

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Acanthopale.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1335, retrieved 24 March 2023

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