Cephalophis Vollesen

Description of the genus

Herb. Leaves opposite, crenate, with conspicuous cystoliths. Flowers solitary or in 3-flowered cymes, borne in a narrow raceme-like panicle. Calyx deeply divided into 5 subequal, recurved segments. Corolla: tube linear, widening slightly above; limb markedly 2-lipped, upper limb strongly curved, flattened laterally with 2 small apical teeth; lower limb subcircular in outline, with 2 lateral parts folded over and covering central part. Stamens 2. Capsule clavate, 4-seeded. Seeds discoid, densely covered with retrorsely barbed glochids.

Worldwide: Kenya and Mozambique

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Cephalophis lukei

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lukei Vollesen[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image

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External websites:

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

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: Cephalophis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2448, retrieved 25 April 2024

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