Tristellateia Thouars

Description of the genus

Lianes. Leaves opposite rarely ternate, with glands (in ours) near the apex of the petiole. Inflorescences of terminal racemes. Flowers actinomorphic. Sepals persistent, sometimes glandular. Petals yellow, unguiculate. Anthers linear. Fruit a samara, with the wing divided into 5-7 stellately arranged lobes.

Worldwide: c. 20 species , mainly in Madagacar, one from Africa and one from SE Asia

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Coeliades anchises (One-pip policeman)
Tristellateia africana

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana S. MooreN,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tristellateia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tristellateia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tristellateia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tristellateia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tristellateia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tristellateia

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: Tristellateia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2282, retrieved 24 July 2019

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