7941.000 Chaetacanthus Nees

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs. Flowers borne in axillary dichasial cymes. Calyx actinomorphic, 5-lobed; tube longer than lobes. Corolla 2-lipped; upper lip 2-lobed; lower lip 3-lobed; tube longer than the lobes. Fertile stamens 2; filaments of stamens and staminodes didynamous, borne in pairs in the throat of the corolla. Fruit a capsule with inelastic placental bases. Ovary with 2 ovules in each loculus. Seeds borne on retinacula, bearing hygroscopic hairs all over the surface.

Worldwide: 4 species in southern Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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setiger (Pers.) Lindl.MS,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Chaetacanthus:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Chaetacanthus

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Chaetacanthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chaetacanthus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Chaetacanthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Chaetacanthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chaetacanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Chaetacanthus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1333, retrieved 12 December 2017

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