Congolanthus A. Raynal

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Stems erect, slender, often branched, 4-angled. Leaves ovate to elliptic or obovate, linear at the apex of the branches, entire. Flowers 4-merous, axillary, solitary or 2–3-nate. Calyx tube cylindric; corolla tube cylindric, with 4-lobes. Ovary narrowly ellipsoid, unilocular. Fruit a capsule narrowly-cylindric, bivalved.

Worldwide: One species in Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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longidens (N.E. Br.) A. RaynalWDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Congolanthus:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Congolanthus., retrieved 26 September 2022

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