6449.000 Mostuea Didr.

Description of the genus

Small shrubs, occasionally lianes. Leaves opposite. Stipules membranous. Inflorescence a short terminal or axillary cyme. Corolla (in ours) white, lilac or pink, usually yellow at the base, 5-lobed. Fruit a 2-lobed flattened capsule. Seeds pale brown, appressed-hairy.

Derivation of name: named for Jens Laurentius Moestue Vahl (27 November 1796 – 12 November 1854) who was a Danish botanist and pharmacist.

Worldwide: 8 species, 1 in South America, the rest in tropical Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Mostuea brunonis var. brunonis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brunonis Didr. var. brunonis N,MSDescription, Image
microphylla Gilg?

Other sources of information about Mostuea:

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Flora of Malawi: Mostuea
Flora of Zambia: Mostuea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mostuea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mostuea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mostuea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mostuea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mostuea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mostuea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Mostuea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1087, retrieved 11 December 2018

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