7042.000 Hilsenbergia Tausch ex Meisn.

BOURRERIA P. Browne

Miller, J.S. (2003) Classification of Boraginaceae subfam. Ehretioideae: Resurrection of the genus Hilsenbergia Tausch ex Meisn. Adansonia, sér. 3 25(2) 151-189

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, often multi-stemmed. Leaves alternate, sometimes clustered near stem apices, simple; margin entire. Inflorescence a terminal panicle or corymb. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx campanulate, shortly lobed or dentate, the lobes valvate. Corolla white; tube usually campanulate, urceolate with 5 spreading or reflexed lobes.. Stamens 5, inserted on the corolla tube. Style 1,terminal, well-developed, entire or very shortly 2-fid; stigmas 2, clavate to capitate. Fruit subspherical, fleshy; pyrenes 4, 2-locular; outer surface winged or ridged.

Worldwide: 18 species occurring from east Africa, Madagascar, the Comores and the Mascarenes.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
nemoralis (Gürke) J.S. Mill.N,GI
petiolaris (Lam.) J.S. Mill.N,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hilsenbergia:

External websites:

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

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: Hilsenbergia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2297, retrieved 30 July 2014

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