3528.010 Piliostigma Hochst.

Description of the genus

Unarmed trees. Tendrils 0. Leaves simple, conspicuously 2-lobed with rust-coloured indumentum beneath. Flowers medium to small, unisexual in racemes or panicles. Calyx with turbinate tube and 4-5 short lobes. Petals 5. Fertile stamens 10 (in male flowers), reduced to staminodes in female flowers. Female flowers with stigma sessile on the ovary. Pods indehiscent, linear to oblong, woody, many-seeded.

Derivation of name: from the Latin: pileus, a cap, referring to the cap-shaped stigma.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical Africa, Asia and Australia.

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Piliostigma thonningii

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thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Piliostigma:

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

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Piliostigma.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=690, retrieved 23 March 2023

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