8308.020 Sericanthe Robbr.


Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves usually deciduous, often dimorphic; domatia usually present; bacterial nodules usually present. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or few-flowered. Bracts and bracteoles cupular, arranged in a series of 2-4. Flowers 7-8-merous. Calyx covering the young corolla, splitting into lobes. Corolla white, salver-shaped. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit usually orange.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
andongensis (Hiern) Robbr. subsp. andongensis var. andongensis N,Z,T
andongensis (Hiern) Robbr. subsp. andongensis var. mollis Robbr.N,T
chimanimaniensis Wursten & De Block[NrEnd][EN]MSDescription, Image
sp. A (Nyanga taxon) MS
sp. D (Zambesia taxon) Z
sp. F of Burrows et Al.: 977, 2018MS

Other sources of information about Sericanthe:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sericanthe
Flora of Malawi: Sericanthe
Flora of Zambia: Sericanthe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sericanthe

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sericanthe
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sericanthe
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sericanthe
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sericanthe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Sericanthe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sericanthe
JSTOR Plant Science: Sericanthe
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sericanthe
Plants of the World Online: Sericanthe
Tropicos: Sericanthe
Wikipedia: Sericanthe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Sericanthe.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1387, retrieved 16 April 2024

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