8339.000 Polysphaeria Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Shrubs or small trees, evergreen. Branches supra-axillary. Stipules triangular-acuminate. Leaves opposite; domatia 0. Inflorescences of dense congested clusters, sessile or distinctly pedunculate. Bracts and bracteoles sometimes chaffy, fused into cupules. Calyx limb-tube truncate or dentate. Corolla: tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped, densely hairy at throat; lobes 4-5, spreading. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruits ± spherical. Seeds with fingerprint-like testa.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Comoros.

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

Polysphaeria lanceolata var. lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dischistocalyx BrenanNImage
lanceolata Hiern var. lanceolata N,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
lanceolata Hiern var. pedata BrenanZ,MS
multiflora Hiern subsp. multiflora N,Z
multiflora Hiern subsp. pubescens Verdc.N

Other sources of information about Polysphaeria:

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Flora of Malawi: Polysphaeria
Flora of Zambia: Polysphaeria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Polysphaeria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Polysphaeria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1391, retrieved 4 August 2020

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