4280.000 Carpolobia G. Don

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves alternate. Inflorescences of short axillary racemes. Bracts and bracteoles small, persistent. Flowers 5, zygomorphic. Sepals 5, free, the two inner slightly larger. Petals 5, subequal, joined at the base to the staminal sheath; keel with an appendage. Stamens 5. Ovary (2-)3-locular with 1 pendulous ovule per loculus. Fruit a subspherical berry. Seeds with long silky hairs.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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goetzei G├╝rkeN,ZDescription
suaveolens Meikle[End]Z,MS,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Carpolobia:

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Flora of Zambia: Carpolobia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Carpolobia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Carpolobia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Carpolobia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Carpolobia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carpolobia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Carpolobia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Carpolobia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=827, retrieved 27 June 2019

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