3505.000 Cryptosepalum Benth.

Description of the genus

Trees, shrubs or suffrutices; evergreen, leaves paripinnate; leaflets sessile, subequal, asymmetric; flowers in terminal and axillary racemes, bracteoles petaloid, conspicuous white or pink; pod compressed, thin woody, glabrous, the upper suture slightly winged.

Worldwide: 11 species in tropical Africa, 2 species in the Flora Zambesiaca region, 2 species in Zambia.

Zambia: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
exfoliatum De WIld. var. fruticosum (Hutch.) Duvign. & BrenanNNDescription
exfoliatum De Wild. var. pubescens P.A.Duvign. & BrenanN,WNw,N
exfoliatum De Wild. subsp. craspedoneuron P.A.Duvign. & Brenan [DD]NLp,N
exfoliatum De Wild. subsp. exfoliatum var. fruticosum (Hutch.) P.A. Duvign. & BrenanMcImage
exfoliatum De Wild. subsp. pseudotaxus (Baker f.) P.A.Duvign. & BrenanB,N,W,SNw,N,Mc,S,WImage
exfoliatum De Wild. subsp. puberulum P.A.Duvign. & Brenan [DD]NN
exfoliatum De Wild. subsp. suffruticans (P.A.Duvign.) P.A.Duvign. & BrenanB,WNw,W
maraviense Oliv.N,W,CNw,N,Mc,C,LkDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cryptosepalum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Cryptosepalum
Flora of Mozambique: Cryptosepalum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cryptosepalum

External websites:

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

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: Cryptosepalum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=683, retrieved 30 September 2023

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