3241.000 Choristylis Harv.

Description of the genus

Climbing shrub or small tree. Stipules minute, linear. Leaves alternate, glandular-serrate. Flowers bisexual or polygamous in branched axillary panicles. Calyx with 5 lobes. Petals 5. Stamens 5, inserted at the margin of the disk, alternating with the petals. Ovary partly inferior, 2-locular. Styles 2. Stigmas capitate.

Comment: According to the most recent taxonomic research by the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group (APG-III), this genus has been moved from Escalloniaceae to the small family Iteacea.

Worldwide: 1 species in eastern tropical and southern Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Choristylis rhamnoides

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rhamnoides Harv.Z,MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Choristylis
Flora of Zambia: Choristylis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Choristylis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Choristylis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Choristylis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Choristylis
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iNaturalist: Choristylis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Choristylis
JSTOR Plant Science: Choristylis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Choristylis
Plants of the World Online: Choristylis
Tropicos: Choristylis
Wikipedia: Choristylis

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: Choristylis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=647, retrieved 3 June 2023

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