5659.000 Dissotis Benth.


Description of the genus

Small trees, shrubs or annual or perennial herbs. Leaves opposite or whorled. Flowers 4-5(-6)-merous. Sepals persistent or caducous; intersepalar segments present, rarely 0. Petals obovate, rose, mauve, purple or violet, rarely white or orange. Stamens 8-10(-12). Ovary 4-5-locular. Capsule 4-5-valved. Seeds minutely cochleate, very numerous.

Mozambique: 7 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Pseudargynnis hegemone (False Fritillary)
Dissotis johnstoniana var. johnstoniana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cryptantha Baker f. N,Z
johnstoniana Baker f. var. johnstoniana [NrEnd]ZDescription, Image
melleri Hook. f. var. melleri N,TDescription, Image
princeps (Kunth) Triana var. princeps N,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
princeps (Kunth) Triana var. candolleana (Cogn.) A. & R. Fern.Z,T,MSDescription, Image
pulchra A. Fern. & R. Fern.[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
swynnertonii (Baker f.) A. Fern. & R. Fern.[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dissotis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Dissotis
Flora of Malawi: Dissotis
Flora of Zambia: Dissotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dissotis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Dissotis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1018, retrieved 1 June 2023

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