7051.010 Argusia Boehm.

MESSERSCHMIDIA L. ex Hebenstr.

TOURNEFORTIA L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate, often crowded at the branch ends. Inflorescence composed of scorpioid cymes arranged in terminal panicles or corymbs. Flowers actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed, deeply divided to near the base. Corolla funnel- or salver-shaped; limb 5-lobed. Stamens included. Style terminal; stigma ring-like. Fruit dry, divided into two 2-seeded mericarps.

Worldwide: 4 species occurring in tropical America, SE Europe, temperate Asia and the islands of the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Argusia argentea

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
argentea (L.f.) HeineN,Z,GIDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Argusia:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Argusia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2296, retrieved 21 December 2014

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