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

External websites:

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

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: Pachystigma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1406, retrieved 29 September 2023

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