5486.000 Nesaea Comm. ex Juss.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Stems usually 4-angled. Leaves opposite, decussate, rarely in whorls of 3 or alternate, entire. Inflorescence of lax or dense axillary cymes, sometimes capitate and enveloped by large bracteoles or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, 4-8-merous, with bracteoles which are very variable in size. Calyx tube 8-16-ribbed; appendages 0 or present. Petals 0-8. Stamens 4-23. Ovary 2-5-locular. Capsule opening by an apical operculum, the lower part subsepticidal or dehiscing irregularly.

Worldwide: 56 species from tropical and South Africa; also southern India, Sri Lanka, Australia and South America

Mozambique: 22 taxa.

Nesaea erecta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aspera (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneGI
cordata HiernN,Z,MS,GI
crassicaulis (Guill. & Perr.) KoehneGI,MImage
drummondii A. Fern.GI
erecta Guill. & Perr.N,Z,MS,GI,MImage
gazensis A. Fern.GI
heptamera HiernMSDescription, Image
linearis HiernN,Z,MS
moggii A.Fern.N
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. ondongana GI,M
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. beiriana A. Fern.MS
ondongana Koehne subsp. ondongana var. evansiana (A. Fern. & Diniz) A. Fern.GI
pedroi A. Fern. & DinizN
pygmaea A. Fern. & DinizN
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. radicans N,Z,GI,M
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. floribunda (Sond.) A. Fern.Z,MS,GI,M
ramosa A. Fern. & DinizGI
ramosissima A. Fern. & DinizN
sarcophylla (Welw. ex Hiern) KoehneGI
schinzii KoehneGI
spathulata A. Fern.MS
tolypobotrys KoehneM

Other sources of information about Nesaea:

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Flora of Botswana: Nesaea
Flora of Caprivi: Nesaea
Flora of Zambia: Nesaea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Nesaea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Nesaea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1005, retrieved 20 February 2020

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