Pollia Thunb.

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Stoloniferous or rhizomatous perennial herbs. Stems erect. Leaves spirally arranged. Inflorescence a terminal thyrse. Flowers actinomorphic or slightly zygomorphic. Sepals 3, free, Petals 3, free. Fertile stamens 6; filaments hairless. Ovary 3-locular. Fruit indehiscent, berry-like, hard, shiny, metallic blue.

Worldwide: 26 species in the Old World tropics with 2 in Australia and 1 in Panama

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Pollia condensata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
condensata C.B. ClarkeZDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pollia:

External websites:

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

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: Pollia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1870, retrieved 30 May 2020

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