8359.000 Pachystigma Hochst.

Description of the genus

Herbs, suffrutices or small shrubs. Stipules connate, hairy within. Leaves opposite, rarely in whorls of 3. Flowers in axillary, often opposite, cymes or fascicles. Calyx with 5 linear to ovate lobes. Corolla green, greenish-yellow or -white; tube cylindric; lobes reflexed with a filiform appendage (in ours). Ovary 3-5-locular with 1 pendulous ovule per loculus. Fruit spherical or obovoid with 2-5 pyrenes, crowned with calyx limb.

Worldwide: 10 species in warm regions of Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
albosetulosum Verdc. [DD]BW
micropyren Verdc. [DD]WCb
pygmaeum (Schltr.) RobynsN,W,SCb,N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pachystigma:

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Flora of Malawi: Pachystigma
Flora of Mozambique: Pachystigma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pachystigma

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

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: Pachystigma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1406, retrieved 3 December 2022

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