7568.000 Selago L.


Hilliard, O.M. (1999) The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) Kew Publishing

Philcox, D. (1990) Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2)

Description of the genus

Much-branched, heath-like, perennial herbs, shrubs or subshrubs. Leaves usually small, narrow, usually alternate, rarely opposite, often fasciculate. Flowers sessile or shortly pedicellate in terminal, spherical or elongate, spikes or racemes, solitary or aggregated into panicles or corymbs. Bracts present. Calyx (2-)3-5-lobed. Corolla tubular, 5-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous, inserted in or at base of throat. Ovary 2-locular; style thickened or 2-3-dentate at apex. Capsule ovoid, spherical or cylindric.

Comment: We follow genus and species concepts presented in the revision by Hilliard in The tribe Selagineae (Scrophulariaceae) (1999), which are considerably different from the taxonomy used by Philcox in Flora Zambesiaca volume 8 part 2 (1990).

Worldwide: 150 spp., mainly South African with some tropical.

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

Selago anatrichota

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anatrichota Hilliard[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image
anatrichota × goetzei MSDescription
coerulea RolfeMS?
goetzei Rolfe subsp. ambigua Hilliard[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
lacunosa KlotzschT,GI,MDescription, Image
swynnertonii (S. Moore) Hilliard var. swynnertonii [NrEnd]MSDescription

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Flora of Malawi: Selago
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Selago
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Tropicos: Selago
Wikipedia: Selago

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: Selago.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1284, retrieved 19 July 2024

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