Neurotheca Salisb. ex Benth.

Paiva, J. & Nogueira, I. (1990) Gentianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stems erect, slender, simple or branched at the apex. Basal leaves elliptic; stem leaves from elliptic-ovate (lower) to linear or linear-lanceolate (upper). Flowers 4-merous, axillary, in long or short racemes or crowded in terminal corymb-like clusters, rarely solitary. Calyx leathery, tubular, 8–12 ribbed; lobes 3-nerved. Corolla tube cylindric or narrowly funnel-shaped, with 4-ovate lobes. Stamens 4; filaments inserted below the middle of the corolla tube, filiform, slightly unequal; anthers oblong-ellipsoid, not twisted. Ovary oblong-ovoid, unilocular; ovules numerous; style filiform; stigma bilobed. Capsule membranous, oblong-obovoid, bivalved.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
congolana De Wild. & T. DurandN,MS

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Neurotheca
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Neurotheca
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Neurotheca
JSTOR Plant Science: Neurotheca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Neurotheca
Plants of the World Online: Neurotheca
Tropicos: Neurotheca
Wikipedia: Neurotheca

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: Neurotheca., retrieved 9 December 2023

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