2309.010 Centemopsis Schinz

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with entire, opposite leaves. Inflorescences terminal on stems and branches, sometimes bright red, bracteate; flowers solitary (in ours) or paired in axils of each bract. All flowers bisexual with 2 bracteoles. Modified sterile flowers 0. Perianth segments 5, shortly mucronate. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 pseudostaminodes. Ovary (in our species) glabrous below with a dense ring of hairs centrally, less hairy above. Fruit a capsule, rupturing irregularly.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
conferta (Schinz) Suess.NN,W
fastigiata (Suess.) C. C. Towns.NN
gracilenta (Hiern) SchinzN,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,E,C,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Centemopsis:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Centemopsis
Flora of Malawi: Centemopsis
Flora of Mozambique: Centemopsis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Centemopsis

External websites:

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

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: Centemopsis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=527, retrieved 21 July 2024

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