Triainolepis Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite. Stipules 3-5-lobed. Flowers bisexual, heterostylous, (4-)5-merous in terminal corymbs. Calyx tube campanulate, the cupular limb with 5-7 unequal teeth. Corolla white, yellowish or tinged red, tomentose to woolly outside; lobes lanceolate. Ovary with 4-10 loculi; ovules 2-3 per loculus, erect, only 1 maturing, the other remaining attached to the seed. Style divided into 6-8 filiform lobes. Fruits usually red, drupaceous, ± spherical. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: c. 2 species in tropical east Africa and in Madagascar, the Comoro Is and Aldabra.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana Hook. f. subsp. hildebrandtii (Vatke) Verdc.NMc

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Triainolepis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Triainolepis., retrieved 4 August 2021

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