6500.000 Canscora Lam.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Stems erect, much branched, 4-ridged or narrowly 4-winged, glabrous. Leaves sessile; lamina lanceolate or elliptic, 3–5-nerved. Flowers 4-merous, in terminal or axillary, lax cymes, sometimes, solitary. Calyx tube terete or winged; lobes much shorter than the tube. Corolla usually regular, tube cylindric, with 4 lobes, much shorter than the tube. Ovary ellipsoid or cylindric, unilocular. Fruit a cylindric, 2-valved capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 12 species in Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia and Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Canscora alata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alata (Roth ex Roem. & Schult.) Wall.Z,MS?Description, Image
diffusa (Vahl) R. Br. ex Roem. & Schult.N,T,MSDescription

Other sources of information about Canscora:

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Flora of Malawi: Canscora
Flora of Zambia: Canscora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Canscora

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Canscora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1098, retrieved 11 December 2019

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