Hedythyrsus Bremek.

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003) Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3)

Description of the genus

Small erect shrubs, invariably turning blackish on drying. Leaves distinctly discolorous, very shortly petiolate, elliptic to lanceolate, rather thick; stipule sheath usually hairy. Flowers small in many-flowered dense terminal corymbs or panicles. Calyx lobes 4, triangular or lanceolate; corolla shortly subcylindric, slightly widened above; lobes 4. Fruit capsule depressed hemispherical, produced into a conical beak. Seeds few, much compressed, elliptic or oblong.

Worldwide: Two species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
spermacoccinus (K.Schum.) Bremek. Nw,Lp,Mc
thamnoideus (K.Schum.) Bremek. NMcDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Hedythyrsus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hedythyrsus
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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: Hedythyrsus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2016, retrieved 25 June 2024

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