Chasmanthera Hochst.

Troupin, G. (1960) Menispermaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the genus

Liane with verrucose bark. Leaves simple, with long petioles, suborbicular-subangular, densely hairy; nerves palmate. Inflorescences racemes of 3–5-flowered cymules; bracts filiform, persistent. Sepals with 6–9, the 3 outer bract-like and hairy, the 3–6 inner larger, concave, pubescent outside; petals 6, fleshy, ribbed inside. Fruit drupelets 3, ellipsoid and unequal-sided, apiculate; exocarp coriaceous; endocarp ridged with 3 apical teeth, and 2 ventral narrow marginal wings. Seeds with ruminate endosperm.

Worldwide: Five species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chasmanthera

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

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: Chasmanthera., retrieved 24 February 2024

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