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:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Craterosiphon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2030, retrieved 19 September 2020

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