2309.010 Centemopsis Schinz

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with entire, opposite leaves. Inflorescences terminal on stems and branches, sometimes bright red, bracteate; flowers solitary (in ours) or paired in axils of each bract. All flowers bisexual with 2 bracteoles. Modified sterile flowers 0. Perianth segments 5, shortly mucronate. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 pseudostaminodes. Ovary (in our species) glabrous below with a dense ring of hairs centrally, less hairy above. Fruit a capsule, rupturing irregularly.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
conferta (Schinz) Suess.N,Z
gracilenta (Hiern) SchinzN,MSDescription, Image
kirkii (Hook. f.) SchinzT

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Centemopsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Centemopsis

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: Centemopsis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=527, retrieved 1 July 2022

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