Cephalophis Vollesen

Description of the genus

Herb. Leaves opposite, crenate, with conspicuous cystoliths. Flowers solitary or in 3-flowered cymes, borne in a narrow raceme-like panicle. Calyx deeply divided into 5 subequal, recurved segments. Corolla: tube linear, widening slightly above; limb markedly 2-lipped, upper limb strongly curved, flattened laterally with 2 small apical teeth; lower limb subcircular in outline, with 2 lateral parts folded over and covering central part. Stamens 2. Capsule clavate, 4-seeded. Seeds discoid, densely covered with retrorsely barbed glochids.

Worldwide: Kenya and Mozambique

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Cephalophis lukei

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lukei VollesenMSDescription, Image

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External websites:

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

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: Cephalophis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2448, retrieved 13 December 2017

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