8136.140 Agathisanthemum Klotzsch

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves subsessile; stipule a sheath bearing 3-15 fimbriae. Flowers often heterostylous, borne in cymes or corymbs or subspherical heads. Calyx with 4 ovate-triangular lobes. Corolla tubular, 4-lobed, often with additional filament-like lobes between. Ovary 2(-3)-locular; ovules numerous in each loculus. Fruit a subspherical capsule, with a conical beak which opens both loculicidally and septicidally.

Worldwide: Probably only 3 species, confined to tropical Africa and the Comoro Is.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

Agathisanthemum globosum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bojeri Klotzsch[Agg]B,N,C,SN,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
bojeri Klotzsch var. linearifolia Verdc. [End]NNDescription
bojeri Klotzsch subsp. angolense (Bremek.) Verdc. var. angolense Lk,S,WDescription
globosum (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Bremek.B,N,W,C,SNw,N,E,C,S,WImage

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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: Agathisanthemum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1363, retrieved 17 April 2024

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