Cincinnobotrys Gilg

HAPLOPHYLLOPHORUS (Brenan) A. Fern. & R. Fern.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978) Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Small acaulescent rhizomatous herb. Leaves long-petiolate; lamina serrate, palmately nerved. Flowers in scorpioid cymes, 4-merous. Calyx campanulate-turbinate; lobes small, persistent; petals obliquely oblong-obovate, minutely glandular-ciliate. Ovary adnate to the calyx for most of its length, apically depressed, with a crown of 4(–8) conspicuous scales. Fruiting calyx slightly accrescent; capsule with the persistent crown of scales slightly exserted. Seeds obcuneate, minutely papillate.

Worldwide: Nine species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acaulis (Cogn.) Gilg N,WNw,N

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

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: Cincinnobotrys.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1972, retrieved 19 August 2022

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