4361.000 Caperonia A.St.-Hil.

Description of the genus

Monoecious herbs, usually in marshy places. Indumentum simple. Leaves alternate, simple, serrate. Inflorescences axillary, spicate or racemose, pedunculate, female flowers below, male above. Male flowers: calyx closed in bud, splitting into 5 valvate lobes; petals 5; disk 0; stamens 10, partially fused into a column with pistillode at apex. Female flowers: sepals 5-10, accrescent; petals 5-6; ovary 3-locular; styles 3, deeply laciniate. Fruits 3-lobed, hispid or echinate, dehiscent.

Worldwide: 40 species in tropical America, Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fistulosa Beille B,NLp,S,WDescription, Image
stuhlmannii PaxC,E,SN,E,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Caperonia:

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

External websites:

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

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: Caperonia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=846, retrieved 30 September 2023

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