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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condensata C.B. ClarkeZDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pollia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pollia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pollia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pollia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pollia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Pollia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pollia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pollia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pollia
Plants of the World Online: Pollia
Tropicos: Pollia
Wikipedia: Pollia

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: Pollia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1870, retrieved 11 December 2023

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