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

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Congolanthus., retrieved 2 October 2023

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