2074.060 Erianthemum Tiegh.

Description of the genus

Hemisparasitic shrubs with hairs stellate and dendritic. Leaves opposite, subopposite or partly alternate. Flowers few, sessile in heads; bract ovate to subcircular. Calyx cup-shaped to tubular, ± entire to shortly toothed. Corolla opening radially, joined to less than halfway, 5-lobed, mostly yellow to green, silky-villous or at least hairy on the buds; tube constricted above a basal swelling; lobes spreading-reflexed from below middle. Filaments inserted well up the corolla lobes, elongate, generally articulated and often breaking off near the middle. Berry with persistent calyx, urceolate, orange, reddish or blue-green. Seeds orange to red.

Worldwide: 16 species in eastern and southern Africa, from Ethiopia to the Cape

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Erianthemum.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=492, retrieved 2 April 2020

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