7056.000 Trichodesma R. Br.

Brummitt, R.K. (1990) Trichodesma Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Lower leaves ± opposite; upper subopposite or usually alternate. Inflorescence cymose, bracteate or not. Calyx, corolla and stamens 5(-6)-merous. Sepals lanceolate to ovate, strongly accrescent in fruit. Corolla campanulate to funnel-shaped, with ovate-acuminate to triangular lobes. Stamens and anthers converging to form a cone, with long shaggy hairs on the outer surfaces of the anther connectives. Ovary 4-lobed with a gynobasic style. Fruit either of 4 nutlets or a single sessile nutlet.

Worldwide: 45 species in the tropical and warm Old World

Caprivi: 2 cultivated taxa.

Trichodesma zeylanicum

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

physaloides (Fenzl) A. DC.Description, Image
zeylanicum (Burm. f.) R. Br.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Trichodesma:

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Flora of Botswana: Trichodesma
Flora of Malawi: Trichodesma
Flora of Mozambique: Trichodesma
Flora of Zambia: Trichodesma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trichodesma

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trichodesma
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trichodesma
JSTOR Plant Science: Trichodesma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trichodesma
Plants of the World Online: Trichodesma
Tropicos: Trichodesma
Wikipedia: Trichodesma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Trichodesma.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1196, retrieved 2 December 2023

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