8283.100 Catunaregam Wolf

Description of the genus

Spiny shrubs or small trees. Spines opposite and decussate on young and coppice growth; paired, single or 0 on older stems. Stipules acuminate. Leaves deciduous, paired and well-spaced on yung and coppice growth; in clusters on cushion shoots and brachyblasts. Flowers (4-)5-merous, bisexual or functionally unisexual. Inflorescences terminal or subterminal on cushion shoots ad brachyblasts. Calyx lobes ovate, oblong or spathulate, often with a rudimentary lobe in the wide sinuses. Corolla tube short, much shorter than the lobes; the lobes contorted to the left. Ovary 2(-3)-locular. Fruit crowned by a persistent, sometimes accrescent, calyx.

Worldwide: 10-15 species in Africa, Madagascar and Asia

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Catunaregam swynnertonii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
obovata (Hochst.) A.E. Gonç.GI,MImage
pentandra (Gürke) BridsonT
stenocarpa BridsonN,Z
swynnertonii (S. Moore) BridsonN,Z,MSDescription, Image
taylorii (S. Moore) BridsonT,MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Catunaregam
Flora of Malawi: Catunaregam
Flora of Zambia: Catunaregam
Flora of Zimbabwe: Catunaregam

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Catunaregam.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1377, retrieved 15 August 2020

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