2328.020 Achyropsis (Moq.) Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite. Inflorescences ± capitate to spicate, terminal on stems and branches. Modified sterile flowers 0; all flowers bisexual. Bracts persistent. Perianth segments 4-5, glabrous, 1-3-nerved. Stamens 4-5, alternating with distinct pseudostaminodes. Ovary with 1 pendulous ovule. Fruit a thin-walled capsule, splitting irregularly.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and South Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gracilis Towns.N,Z,M
leptostachya (E. Mey. ex Meisn.) Baker & C.B. ClarkeM

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Flora of Botswana: Achyropsis
Flora of Malawi: Achyropsis
Flora of Zambia: Achyropsis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Achyropsis

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

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: Achyropsis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=536, retrieved 13 December 2017

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