8274.000 Leptactina Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Suffrutex, shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite, sometimes with domatia. Inflorescence of cymes. Flowers bisexual, 4-6-merous. Calyx lobes large, leaf-like, equal, erect. Corolla tube relatively long; lobes long and pointed. Stigma 2-lobed. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit subspherical, often ribbed.

Derivation of name: from Greek: leptos meaning slender or weak, aktis, a ray, referring to the corolla lobes.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
benguelensis (Benth. & Hook.f.) R.Good subsp. benguelensis Nw,N,W
benguelensis (Welw. ex Benth. & Hook. f.) R. D. Good subsp. pubescens Verdc.B,N,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
epinyctios Verdc. Nw,Cb,N,W

Other sources of information about Leptactina:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Leptactina
Flora of Malawi: Leptactina
Flora of Mozambique: Leptactina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leptactina

External websites:

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

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: Leptactina.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1375, retrieved 22 April 2024

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