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: 7 taxa.

Polysphaeria lanceolata subsp. lanceolata var. lanceolata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dischistocalyx BrenanNImage
harrisii I. Darbyshire & C. Langa[End]N
lanceolata Hiern var. pedata BrenanZ,MS
lanceolata Hiern subsp. lanceolata var. lanceolata N,T,MS,GIDescription, Image
multiflora Hiern subsp. multiflora N,Z
multiflora Hiern subsp. pubescens Verdc.N
ribauensis I. Darbyshire & C. Langa[End]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
Wikipedia: Polysphaeria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polysphaeria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polysphaeria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Polysphaeria.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1391, retrieved 2 April 2023

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