5172.000 Psorospermum Spach

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, petiolate; lamina with opaque, dark-coloured glandular dots, mostly near the margin and brownish stellate hairs, particularly beneath. Flowers in a terminal, cymose panicle, bisexual. Sepals 5. Petals 5. Ovary 5-locular with 1(-2)-ovulate loculi. Styles 5, free. Fruit a berry. Seeds with a fleshy, glandular-punctate testa.

Worldwide: 40-45 species from tropical Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Psorospermum febrifugum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
baumii Engl. [LR-nt]B,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
febrifugum Spach[LR-nt]B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
mechowii Engl. WNw

Other sources of information about Psorospermum:

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Flora of Malawi: Psorospermum
Flora of Mozambique: Psorospermum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Psorospermum

External websites:

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

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: Psorospermum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=961, retrieved 9 February 2023

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