4355.000 Chrozophora Neck. ex A. Juss.

Description of the genus

Monoecious herb (in ours). Indumentum stellate. Leaves alternate, simple, entire or subentire, plicate or bullate when young, bearing 2 discoid glands at base of lamina. Inflorescence lateral or leaf opposed, racemose or paniculate. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, later splitting into 5 valvate lobes; petals 5; disk 5-lobed; stamens 3-15, the filaments connate into a column; pistillode 0. Female flowers: pedicels often elongated and reflexed in fruit; sepals open in bud, 5; petals 5 or 0; styles 3, 2-fid. Fruit dehiscent, leaving a columella.

Worldwide: 6-12 species in the Mediterranean, tropical Africa, extending to Thailand.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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plicata (Vahl) A. Juss. ex Spreng.B,N,E,SN,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chrozophora:

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Flora of Mozambique: Chrozophora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chrozophora

External websites:

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

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: Chrozophora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=845, retrieved 19 September 2020

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