Cystostemon Balf. f.

Martins, E.S. (1990) Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Leaves alternate, entire. Inflorescence usually a large panicle or, simple or few-flowered. Calyx 5-lobed, divided almost to the base, sometimes accrescent in fruit. Corolla tube short, cylindric or slightly funnel-shaped, without scales in throat; lobes 5, usually much longer than the tube. Ovary 4-lobed. Fruit of 1–4 nutlets attached to the flat gynobase only by the base.

Worldwide: 15 species, two confined to south west Asia, the remainder in Angola, East Africa Zambia.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
hispidissimus (S. Moore) Miller & Riedl subsp. zambiensis Miller & Riedl[End][VU]WNw
loveridgei E. Martins[DD]WNw
mwinilungensis E. Martins[DD]WNw

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

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: Cystostemon., retrieved 28 September 2022

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