7934.000 Petalidium Nees

Description of the genus

Small shrubs or procumbent, perennial herbs. Leaves varying from ovate to linear. Inflorescence of axillary cymes with few to many flowers; bracteoles large and conspicuous, often leathery and reticulately veined, enclosing the calyx and corolla tube. Calyx divided almost to the base; lobes 5. Corolla with 5 spreading subequal lobes; palate prominently transversely ribbed. Fruit a capsule, flattened, with a thickened apical 'knob'.

Worldwide: 35 species in tropical and South Africa, the western Himalayas and western India.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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aromaticum Oberm. var. aromaticum Description, Image

Other sources of information about Petalidium:

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Flora of Botswana: Petalidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Petalidium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Petalidium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Petalidium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Petalidium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Petalidium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Petalidium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Petalidium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Petalidium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1329, retrieved 22 September 2019

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