8668.000 Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex Roth


Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite. Calyx lobes (3-)5. Flowers actinomorphic. Corolla ± deeply (3-)5-lobed. Stamens (3-)5. Ovary subinferior to rarely subsuperior, 2-5-locular. Style shorter or longer than the corolla, the upper part with pollen-collecting hairs, glabrous or hairy below, eglandular or with small glands present at or near the base of the 2-5 style lobes. Capsule loculicidal, dehiscing by as many apical valves as there are loculi in the ovary. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 200 species, more or less cosmopolitan, but especially southern temperate zones

Mozambique: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) ThulinN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
androsacea A. DC.GI,MDescription, Image
banksiana A. DC.GIDescription, Image
capillacea (L.f.) A. DC. subsp. tenuior (Engl.) ThulinMSDescription, Image
capitata (Baker) ThulinN,T,MSDescription, Image
collomioides (A. DC.) ThulinN,Z
madagascariensis A. DC.ZDescription, Image
napiformis (A. DC.) ThulinN,T,MSDescription, Image
subaphylla (Baker) Thulin subsp. scoparia (Wild) Thulin[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
undulata (L.f.) A. DC.MS,GI,MDescription, Image
virgata Engl.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Wahlenbergia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Caprivi: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Malawi: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Zambia: Wahlenbergia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Wahlenbergia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Wahlenbergia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1454, retrieved 17 March 2018

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