Magnistipula Engl.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs and geoxylic suffrutices. Leaves simple, entire, alternate, coriaceous, brittle. Lower leaf surface glabrous or with a few strigose hairs. Flowers strongly zygomorphic. Receptacle tube always curved, obliquely campanulate., slightly to strongly gibbous, nearly always markedly oblique at the mouth, always longer than the sepals. Drupe fleshy; endosperm hairy inside, on germination breaking up in an irregular manner.

Worldwide: About 10 species in tropical Africa and 2 in Madagascar.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Magnistipula butayei subsp. bangweolensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
butayei De Wild. subsp. bangweolensis (R.E.Fr.) F.White [NrEnd][LR-lc]N,WNw,Cb,Lp,N,McDescription, Image
butayei De Wild. subsp. transitoria F.WhiteN,WNw,Lp
sapinii De Wild [LR-lc]B,WNw,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Magnistipula:

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Flora of Malawi: Magnistipula

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

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: Magnistipula., retrieved 19 August 2022

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