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: 23 taxa.

Nesaea erecta

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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.[End]GI
heptamera HiernMSDescription, Image
linearis Hiern[NrEnd]N,Z,MS
moggii A.Fern.[End]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. & Diniz[End]N
polycephala Peter[NrEnd]N
pygmaea A. Fern. & Diniz[End]N
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. radicans N,Z,GI,M
radicans Guill. & Perr. var. floribunda (Sond.) A. Fern.Z,MS,GI,M
ramosa A. Fern. & Diniz[End]GI
ramosissima A. Fern. & Diniz[NrEnd?]N
sarcophylla (Welw. ex Hiern) KoehneGI
schinzii KoehneGI
spathulata A. Fern.[End]MS
tolypobotrys KoehneM

Other sources of information about Nesaea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Nesaea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Nesaea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Nesaea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Nesaea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Nesaea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Nesaea
JSTOR Plant Science: Nesaea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Nesaea
Plants of the World Online: Nesaea
Tropicos: Nesaea
Wikipedia: Nesaea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Nesaea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1005, retrieved 17 April 2024

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