Craterosiphon Engl. & Gilg

Peterson, B. (1978) Thymelaeaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Lianes, climbing shrubs or small trees with twining branches; twigs with conspicuous lenticels, glabrous. Leaves opposite, subopposite or rarely alternate, petiolate; blade elliptic to ovate, acuminate, lateral nerves spreading almost at right angles. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers 5-merous, subsessile or shortly pedicellate, solitary or 2–4, with small, sometimes ciliate, bracts. Calyx tube funnel-shaped, glabrous outside, somewhat fleshy, not articulated, persistent; lobes 5, equal to the tube or much shorter. Petals absent or 10 minute glands inserted at the throat of the tube. Fruit a drupe with a persistent calyx tube. Seeds oblong, fusiform.

Worldwide: About 9 species, all in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Craterosiphon:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Craterosiphon
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Craterosiphon
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Craterosiphon
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Craterosiphon
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Craterosiphon
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Craterosiphon
JSTOR Plant Science: Craterosiphon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Craterosiphon
Plants of the World Online: Craterosiphon
Tropicos: Craterosiphon
Wikipedia: Craterosiphon

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Craterosiphon., retrieved 9 December 2023

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