Lankesteria Lindl.

Description of the genus

Perennial or shrubby herbs or shrubs; stems subquadrangular. Leaves simple, opposite with entire or crenate margins. Flowers single, aggregated into cymes; bracts conspicuous. Calyx deeply divided into 5 unequal linear sepals. Corolla contorted in bud, with fine hairs on the outside; tube long, tubular. Ovary 2-locular, capsule 2-seeded. Seed covered in long hairs.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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alba LindauN

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Lankesteria., retrieved 24 October 2021

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