8351.030 Tapiphyllum Robyns

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree, the leaves, young shoots and inflorescences characteristically covered with dense velvety tomentum. Stipules connate with a linear apex. Leaves opposite (in ours), markedly discolorous. Flowers in subsessile axillary cymes. Calyx lobes 5. Corolla yellow to green, tube cylindric, lobes reflexed. Anthers ± exserted. Ovary 4-5(-6)-locular. Stigmatic club 4-5-lobed. Fruit ± spherical with 3-5 pyrenes.

Worldwide: c. 20 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
burnettii Tennant NMc
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Robyns var. cinerascens [DD]N,W,C,ENw,N,E,C
cinerascens (Welw.) Robyns var. inaequale (Robyns) Verdc. N,W,CMc,C
cinerascens (Welw.) Robyns var. laetum (Robyns) Verdc. [LR-lc]N,EN
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Robyns var. A WNw
cinerascens (Welw. ex Hiern) Robyns var. richardsiae (Robyns) Verdc.[LR-lc]NN
cistifolium (Hiern) Robyns var. latifolium Verdc. [DD]WNw
discolor (De Wild.) Robyns B,W,C,SCb,C,Lk,S,WImage
molle Robyns [LR-lc]BNw,W
rhodesiacum (Tennant) Bridson [LR-lc]N,CN,C,LkDescription
velutinum (Hiern) RobynsN,C,SLp,Lk,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Tapiphyllum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tapiphyllum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tapiphyllum
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Tropicos: Tapiphyllum
Wikipedia: Tapiphyllum

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: Tapiphyllum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1396, retrieved 2 October 2023

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