Mitriostigma Hochst.

Bridson, D.M. (1998) Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2)

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves petiolate; stipules green in dry state, erect, persistent, scarcely connate at the base. Inflorescences of small cymes, lateral at successive, moderately lax or condensed; bracteoles present. Flowers 5-merous, subsessile to shortly pedicellate; calyx tube turbinate to ellipsoid; limb-tube with a distinct tubular part and narrowly triangular lobes; corolla white, or red or purple, tube cylindric at the base and campanulate or funnel-shaped above, lobes short and erect or spreading. Fruit globose to ellipsoid, crowned by a persistent calyx limb. Seeds quite large, fleshy.

Worldwide: Four species, one in West Africa and three in East/Central Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
axillare Hochst.N,GI
greenwayi BridsonN

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

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: Mitriostigma., retrieved 1 October 2022

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