4343.000 Cleistanthus Hook. f. ex Planch.

Description of the genus

Monoecious, rarely dioecious, trees and shrubs. Indumentum simple. Leaves simple, alternate. Inflorescences axillary, fasiculate or in false racemes. Male flowers: sepals 5, valvate; petals 5, minute; disk ring- or cup-shaped; stamens 5; pistillode present. Female flowers: sepals 5, valvate; petals 5, minute; disk enveloping the ovary; ovary (2-)3(-4)-locular; styles 3. Fruit (2-)3(-4)-lobed, splitting into the same number of 2-valved cocci. Seeds 2 per coccus.

Worldwide: c. 140 species in the Old World tropics.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
polystachyus Hook. f. ex Planch. subsp. milleri (Dunkley) Radcl.-Sm.N,W,CLp,N

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Flora of Malawi: Cleistanthus
Flora of Mozambique: Cleistanthus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cleistanthus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cleistanthus
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iNaturalist: Cleistanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cleistanthus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cleistanthus
Plants of the World Online: Cleistanthus
Tropicos: Cleistanthus
Wikipedia: Cleistanthus

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: Cleistanthus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=839, retrieved 2 December 2023

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