8438.000 Anthospermum L.

Puff, C. in Verdcourt, B. (1988) Anthospermum Flora Zambesiaca 5(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite and decussate or in whorls of 3(-4), but often appearing to be more numerous because of leafy short shoots at the nodes. Stipules composed of sheaths bearing 1-many setae or fimbriae. Inflorescence usually leafy and inconspicuous, made up of subsessile cymes. Flowers unisexual or bisexual. Style 0. Stigmas very long-exserted. Fruit crowned by persistent calyx lobes and supported by a U-shaped carpophore, splitting into 2 mericarps.

Worldwide: 40 species in Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
herbaceum L.f.N,EN,McDescription, Image
rigidum Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. pumilum (Sond.) PuffSSDescription, Image
ternatum Hiern subsp. randii (S. Moore) PuffC,SLk,SDescription, Image
ternatum Hiern subsp. ternatum N,EN,Mc
usambarense K.Schum. EMcDescription, Image
welwitschii Hiern W,ENw,Mc
whyteanum BrittenN,EN,McDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Anthospermum:

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Flora of Botswana: Anthospermum
Flora of Malawi: Anthospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Anthospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthospermum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Anthospermum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1420, retrieved 25 April 2019

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