Clappertonia Meisn.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves petiolate, usually lobed, 5-9-veined from the base. Stipules present. Flowers borne in small terminal or axillary cymes, relatively large (in ours). Sepals 4-5 with an apical or subapical gland. Petals 4-5, clawed, pink, purplish or white, without glands. Stamens many; fertile stamens 12 or fewer, longer than the rest. Ovary 4-8-locular, with numerous ovules per loculus. Stigma lobed or minutely toothed at the apex. Fruit a dehiscent, 4-8-valved capsule, bearing many stiff bristles externally. Seeds discoid.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Clappertonia ficifolia

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ficifolia (Willd.) Decne.MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Zambia: Clappertonia

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Clappertonia., retrieved 1 July 2022

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