Dichaetanthera Endl.

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

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, with rigid bristles. Branches 4-gonous. Leaves opposite, subentire. Flowers 4-merous, pedicellate, 2-bracteate, arranged in terminal panicles, produced before the leaves; bracts caducous. Sepals short, persistent; petals obovate or oblong. Ovary 4-locular, adnate to the receptacle by 8 septa. Fruit a capsule 4-valved. Seeds very numerous, obovoid or subpyramidal with hyaline papillae on the back.

Worldwide: Over 40 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
corymbosa (Cogn.) Jacq.-Fél.NLp
erici-rosenii (R.E. Fr.) A.Fern. & R.Fern.[NrEnd][LR-lc]NNDescription, Image
rhodesiensis A. Fern. & R. Fern. [DD]B,N,WNw,N

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dichaetanthera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dichaetanthera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dichaetanthera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dichaetanthera
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dichaetanthera
JSTOR Plant Science: Dichaetanthera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dichaetanthera
Plants of the World Online: Dichaetanthera
Tropicos: Dichaetanthera
Wikipedia: Dichaetanthera

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Dichaetanthera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1973, retrieved 24 February 2024

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