Clappertonia Meisn.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves petiolate, usually lobed, 5-9-veined from the base. Stipules present. Flowers borne in small terminal or axillary cymes, relatively large (in ours). Sepals 4-5 with an apical or subapical gland. Petals 4-5, clawed, pink, purplish or white, without glands. Stamens many; fertile stamens 12 or fewer, longer than the rest. Ovary 4-8-locular, with numerous ovules per loculus. Stigma lobed or minutely toothed at the apex. Fruit a dehiscent, 4-8-valved capsule, bearing many stiff bristles externally. Seeds discoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Clappertonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Clappertonia
Flora of Mozambique: Clappertonia

External websites:

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

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: Clappertonia., retrieved 21 June 2024

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