8157.000 Carphalea Juss.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs. Stipules with 3-5 linear setae. Leaves opposite or 3-nate. Flowers bisexual, dimorphic in dense few-many-flowered terminal corymbose inflorescences. Calyx: tube narrowly obconic; limb excentrically elliptic. Corolla: tube narrowly cylindric; lobes 4-5 oblong or ovate; throat densely hairy. Ovary 2-3-locular, each loculus with c.4-6 ovules. Fruit indehiscent, obconic, sometimes curved, of bony texture, strongly ribbed, the ribs running into the accrescent calyx, 1-2-seeded.

Worldwide: 10 species in tropical Africa, Socotra and Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Carphalea:

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Flora of Botswana: Carphalea
Flora of Caprivi: Carphalea
Flora of Malawi: Carphalea
Flora of Mozambique: Carphalea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Carphalea

External websites:

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

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: Carphalea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1368, retrieved 29 November 2022

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