3082.000 Cleome L.

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours), sometimes shrubby below, often glandular. Leaves digitately 3-9-foliolate or rarely simple (monophylla). Flowers zygomorphic, in terminal racemes. Sepals 4, often glandular. Petals 4. Stamens 2-many, all fertile or some sterile. Androgynophore 0 or very short (except in C. gynandra where it is longer than the corolla). Gynophore 0 or short. Fruit a 2-valved, dehiscent capsule, often borne on an elongated gynophore.

Worldwide: 150 species from tropical and warm areas

Zambia: 7 taxa.

Cleome macrophylla var. macrophylla

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
gynandra L.B,N,SN,S,WDescription, Image
hirta (Klotzsch) Oliv.B,N,C,SLp,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq. var. macrophylla [LR-lc]SCDescription, Image
macrophylla (Klotzsch) Briq. var. maculatiflora (Merxm.) Wild
monophylla L.N,W,C,E,SNw,Lp,E,Lk,SDescription, Image
rubella Burch. BWDescription, Image
rutidosperma DC. N,WCb,N,W

Other sources of information about Cleome:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Cleome
Flora of Caprivi: Cleome
Flora of Malawi: Cleome
Flora of Mozambique: Cleome
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cleome
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cleome

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cleome.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=627, retrieved 9 August 2020

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