8308.020 Sericanthe Robbr.


Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves usually deciduous, often dimorphic; domatia usually present; bacterial nodules usually present. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or few-flowered. Bracts and bracteoles cupular, arranged in a series of 2-4. Flowers 7-8-merous. Calyx covering the young corolla, splitting into lobes. Corolla white, salver-shaped. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit usually orange.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
andongensis (Hiern) Robbr. subsp. andongensis var. andongensis [LR-nt]N,W,ENw,N,E,C
andongensis (Hiern) Robbr. subsp. andongensis var. mollis Robbr.N,ECb,N,E,C
suffruticosa (Hutch.) Robbr. Nw,Cb,C

Other sources of information about Sericanthe:

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Flora of Malawi: Sericanthe
Flora of Mozambique: Sericanthe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sericanthe

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

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: Sericanthe.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1387, retrieved 27 September 2022

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