2312.000 Cyathula Blume

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with entire, opposite leaves. Inflorescence terminal on the stems and branches. Bracts persistent. Fertile flowers in a group of 3, the outer pair with bracteoles and subtended laterally by 2 modified sterile flowers consisting of a number of strongly hooked spines. Bracteoles sometimes with a hooked awn. Perianth segments 5. Stamens 5, alternating with pseudostaminodes. Fruit a thin-walled capsule.

Worldwide: 25 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 7 taxa.

Cyathula cylindrica

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cylindrica Moq.T,MSDescription, Image
divulsa Suess.MS
lanceolata SchinzGI,MDescription, Image
natalensis Sond.MS,GI,M
orthacantha (Hochst. ex Asch.) SchinzTDescription, Image
prostrata (L.) Blume var. pedicellata (C.B. Clarke) CavacoMS
uncinulata (Schrad.) SchinzT,MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Cyathula
Flora of Caprivi: Cyathula
Flora of Malawi: Cyathula
Flora of Zambia: Cyathula
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cyathula

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Cyathula.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=528, retrieved 22 March 2023

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