6741.000 Stomatostemma N.E. Br.

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

Venter, H.J.T. & Verhoeven, R.L. (1993) A Taxonomic Account of Stomatostemma (Periplocaceae) South African Journal of Botany 59(1) 50-56

Description of the genus

Lianas or shrubs; roots simple; stems up to 5 m long. Leaves glabrous, semi-coriaceous, petiolate, with reddish, dentate, interpetiolar ridges; lamina linear, narrowly ovate, elliptic or obovate; apex acute; base cuneate. Inflorescence terminal to axillary, few- to many-flowered. Sepals narrowly triangular to narrowly ovate. Corolla creamy white to yellowish green with purplish centre, or completely white; tube campanulate. Follicles paired, slightly diverging. Seeds narrowly sub-ovoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in southern Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Stomatostemma monteiroae

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
monteiroae (Oliv.) N.E. Br.T,MS,MDescription, Image
pendulina Venter & D.V. Field[End]NDescription

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stomatostemma

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Stomatostemma.
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