7192.010 Karomia Dop


Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs, unarmed or with woody spines. Leaves opposite, simple, entire, dentate or lobed. Calyx often coloured; limb rotate, 5-lobed, very accrescent and becoming papery with raised reticulation in fruit. Corolla strongly zygomorphic, appearing 1-lipped, the lip 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, long-exserted. Ovary hairy. Fruit dry, hard, turbinate or obconical, sometimes strongly 4-lobed above, separating at maturity into 4 mericarps.

Worldwide: 9 species; one in Vietnam, the others in Madagascar and Africa

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Karomia tettensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
speciosa (Hutch. & Corbishley) R. Fern.MDescription, Image
tettensis (Klotzsch) R. Fern.T,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Karomia:

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Flora of Malawi: Karomia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Karomia
Flora of Zambia: Karomia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Karomia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Karomia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Karomia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1214, retrieved 29 November 2022

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